Apr 23, 2013 9:27 AM by AP
A West Monroe attorney has pleaded guilty to making fraudulent claims to the Internal Revenue Service in what prosecutors say was an attempt to receive more than $9.7 million in tax refunds.
Fifty-three-year-old Francis Broussard faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine following his guilty plea Friday.
Federal prosecutors say Broussard didn't receive the refunds he requested based on fraudulent information.
U.S. District Judge Robert James is scheduled to sentence Broussard on Aug. 19.