NEW YORK, N.Y. - A Chicago lawyer and accountant labeled by the government as history's most prolific and unrepentant tax cheat has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Wilmette, Illinois, resident Paul M. Daugerdas (DAW'-gehr-dahs) was sentenced Wednesday in New York by a federal judge.
Daugerdas was convicted last year by a Manhattan jury of conspiracy, tax evasion and mail fraud.
Prosecutors say he was the mastermind in a case called the largest tax fraud prosecution in U.S. history.
Daugerdas is a former head of the Chicago office of the Jenkens
Prosecutors sought 20 years in prison. Defence lawyers urged leniency.