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Filmmaker still owes Massachusetts millions in restitution

September 27, 2018

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A California-based filmmaker ordered in 2012 to pay Massachusetts millions of dollars in restitution after pleading guilty to defrauding the state of $4.7 million in tax credits has paid back only a tiny fraction of that.

The Cape Cod Times reports that 57-year-old Daniel Adams, of Los Angeles, appeared in court on Cape Cod on Wednesday to discuss the case.

Prosecutors say Adams, who made two films on the Cape, had paid back only about $5,000.

Adams, who represented himself, told the judge that once a movie he made and released this summer turns a profit he will be able to make meaningful restitution payments.

Adams and the prosecutor met and Adams agreed to start paying $500 per month. He also said he has other filmmaking projects in the works.

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Information from: Cape Cod (Mass.) Times, http://www.capecodtimes.com

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