January 8, 2007
Albany -- A Georgia prison inmate is accused of running a tax fraud operation while he was serving a life sentence for murder.
52 year old Marvin Jones, his ex- wife Sylvia Jones, and daughter Shanika Jones of Americus are charged with conspiracy to defraud the government.
Prosecutors say Jones used prisoners names to prepare false tax returns and collect the refunds. In all, he's accused of defrauding the IRS out of more than $200,000.
Prosecutors say Sylvia and Shanika Jones helped cash the refund checks.
Marvin Jones was sentenced to life in prison for shooting Preston Jones in 1992 in Dougherty County. He is in Hays State Prison in Chattooga County.
Their trial in federal court in Albany is expected to last until Friday.
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