Feds accuse Cobb businessman of trying to bribe IRS agent

A Cobb County man offered a $30,000 bribe to have his taxes fudged, federal prosecutors have announced.

Magdaleno Garcia Alonso, of Acworth, tried to bribe an employee of the Internal Revenue Service to falsify his personal and business tax returns for 2015 and 2016.

Records show he was in court Wednesday on a charge of graft.

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“The integrity of IRS is not for sale and those who devise schemes to circumvent paying their tax obligations will be investigated and prosecuted,” U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak said in a news release.

The 50-year-old Alonso owns and runs Acworth Georgia Concrete. State records show he formed the company in 2004 and registered it to a home off Roswell Road in Acworth.

Alonso tried to bribe the IRS agent sometime between Sept. 14 and 19 of this year, prosecutors said. It is not clear from the indictment how Alonso wanted the tax returns altered.

He was indicted Nov. 5 and arrested Nov. 9.

Alonso remains in custody pending trial, records indicated.

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