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Justice Department Sues Georgia Man to Halt
Alleged Offshore Trust Tax Fraud Scheme

Court Order Sought Barring Albany, Ga. Man from Preparing Tax Returns for Others

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department announced today that it has asked a federal court to bar Victor Carlysle Sullivan Jr. of Albany, Ga., from preparing tax returns for others and from selling alleged tax fraud schemes. The civil injunction suit, filed in Albany with the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, alleges that Sullivan has prepared or helped to prepare fraudulent income tax returns for customers since 1998.

According to the complaint, Sullivan promoted a tax fraud scheme through Administrative Services, Ltd. that used sham domestic and offshore trusts in an attempt help customers evade taxes and conceal their assets and income by underreporting their income. Sullivan allegedly charged customers between $5,950 and $49,500 to participate in the scheme and prepared some customersí tax returns. The complaint states that the IRS estimates that Sullivanís schemes cost the U.S. Treasury over $5 million since 1998.

The government complaint asks the court to order Sullivan to give the Justice Department a list of his customersí names, addresses, e-mail addresses and Social Security numbers.

Since 2001, the Justice Departmentís Tax Division has obtained more than 215 injunctions to stop the promotion of tax fraud schemes and the preparation of fraudulent returns.

Information about these cases is available at http://www.usdoj.gov/tax/taxpress2007.htm. Information about the Justice Departmentís Tax Division can be found at http://www.usdoj.gov/tax/index.html.

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