A former Maine man pleaded guilty Tuesday to filing a false claim for a federal income tax refund of $31,615.

Robert E. DeAngelis, 38, now of Newington, New Hampshire, entered the plea in U.S. District Court in Portland.

He and his wife lived in North Berwick in 2014, when he filed the false claim for a refund, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

DeAngelis faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, along with full restitution of the refund, when he is sentenced at a later date.

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