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EX-IDAHO AUDITOR GIVEN 10 YEARS IN JAIL

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Bryan Zimmerman, a former state tax auditor, has been sentenced to a maximum of 10 years in prison for grand theft and a maximum of five years behind bars for income tax evasion.

Zimmerman, 31, of Boise, was sentenced by 4th District Judge Robert Newhouse, who ordered the terms run concurrently and that Zimmerman serve a minimum of two years in prison on the charges."You're intelligent, you're sharp and you've committed a terrible act," Newhouse told Zimmerman. "You deserve punishment because, like it or not, I sit as the conscience of the community."

Zimmerman was originally charged with 25 counts of grand theft, after an investigation by the Boise Police Department revealed he had funneled money from his employer for private use.