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Two Austinites sentenced to federal prison for defrauding Dell, IRS

A federal judge sentenced two Austinites to federal prison for defrauding Dell and the IRS. (Photo: MGN Online)

A federal judge in Austin sentenced two people to federal prison for defrauding Dell and the Internal Revenue Service.

Kelly Burton Nunn, 50, and Bryan Dale Wallace, 55, conspired from January 2007 to August 2012 to defraud Dell--Nunn's employer--by charging the company for services they did not receive or excessive amounts for services Dell did receive.

The pair submitted numerous fraudulent invoices under the business name of Bison Services for computer-aided design services.

Nunn and Wallace admitted they caused Dell to pay them millions of dollars they weren't entitled to during the course of the scheme.

They both pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge in November 2017. Nunn also pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return.

Wallace was sentenced to 26 months in federal prison, while Nunn was sentenced to 40 months.

Nunn is also ordered to pay $10,888,122 in restitution. Wallace was ordered to pay $849,000.

According to prosecutors, Nunn's wife, 47-year-old Tobie R. Nunn, also pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return. She is on bond and awaiting sentencing, facing up to 3 years in federal prison.

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