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Erik Fresen poised for sentencing after tax plea

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After pleading guilty in April to a charge of failing to file a tax return, former Republican state Rep. Erik Fresen of Miami is slated to go before a federal judge this month for sentencing, according to court documents.

Fresen, who left the Legislature last year because of term limits, faces a maximum of one year in prison after the plea to a charge of failing to file a tax return in 2012.

U.S. District Judge Robert Scola Jr. is scheduled to hold the sentencing hearing Sept. 11 in federal court in Miami, according to an online docket. The sentencing was originally scheduled for Aug. 18, but Fresen requested a delay as part of an agreement to pay outstanding taxes and interest before sentencing.

“Mr. Fresen is in the process of obtaining financing in order to fulfill his obligation to make payment of any outstanding taxes and interest prior to sentencing,” Fresen’s attorney said in a July 27 motion to postpone the sentencing.

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