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Man charged with running tax-fraud scheme while behind bars

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

Authorities say a former Jefferson County inmate led a long-running tax fraud scheme while serving time at a maximum-security prison.

Prosecutors say Shermaine German is among eight people charged in a tax conspiracy that lasted five years. He was an inmate at Donaldson Prison in western Jefferson County.

German allegedly got the names, birthdates and Social Security numbers of fellow prisoners. Authorities say the information was then used to create false tax returns. People outside the prison are accused of depositing the checks.

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