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Brooklyn man gets probation for tax fraud
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By Kevin Murphy For the Times MADISON - A Brooklyn man who underreported his body shop's business income resulting in a $166,343 tax loss was placed on two years' probation Wednesday in federal court and ordered to speak to groups about violating tax laws. Because Eric Grace already paid $329,439 in criminal and civil penalties District Judge James Peterson said he added the public speaking condition to contradict the perception that Grace bought his probation-only sentence. "Probation-only may be perceived as a light sentence, so I want you to speak to other groups to dispel that notion," Peterson told Grace, who operates E.J's Paint and Repair.