Agent for prominent telenovela writers pleads guilty to filing false tax return

Federal prosecutors say Miguel Rosenfeld underreported income to IRS in 2007

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MIAMI – An agent for several of the most prominent telenovela writers throughout Latin America pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to filing a false income tax return.

Miguel Rosenfeld entered a guilty plea in federal court in Miami.

U.S. attorneys said Rosenfeld substantially underreported his income to the Internal Revenue Service in 2007.

According to court documents, Rosenfeld reported a total of income of about $1.032 million on his tax return -- almost $218,000 shy of his actual earnings.

Rosenfeld is scheduled to be sentenced in February. He faces up to three years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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