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A Lancaster man was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny to 12 months in prison Friday for tax evasion.

Eric J. Justin, 49, also was ordered to pay $216,295 in restitution to the government.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Russell T. Ippolito, Jr. said Justin used several schemes to avoid paying federal taxes, including redirecting income to his wife, failing to use typical record-keeping or accounting methods and failing to report $98,000 in life insurance proceeds.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service.