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What Do You Get For Trying To Steal $14 Trillion? Two Years, Apparently

The sad saga of Marlon "X-Large" Moore has come to an end with a decidedly un-X-large prison sentence.

Moore, you may remember, was arrested this summer after one of the best diabolical schemes ever hatched somehow failed to net him a $14 trillion payday.

Fresh out of the federal pen after 6-year stint for his part in a cocaine ring, the 38-year-old Miami resident decided to recoup his losses with some good ol' fashioned tax fraud. In separate filings, Moore asked for $5 trillion, $2.97 trillion and $6 trillion from the IRS.

The feds didn't bite, and Moore was booked back in June on four felony counts of submitting false tax claims. He plead guilty in September.

Now, U.S. District Judge Marcia G. Cooke has sentenced Moore to two years in the slammer, says Annette Castillo, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami. When he gets out, he'll also have three years supervised release.

Hopefully that includes some professional help with his tax returns.

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Tim Elfrink is a former investigative reporter and managing editor for Miami New Times. He has won the George Polk Award and was a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.
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