FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2012
TDD (202) 514-1888
WASHINGTON, DC, TAX RETURN PREPARER SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS IN PRISON FOR PREPARING FALSE TAX RETURNS
WASHINGTON – Enyinnaya Udo was sentenced to 24 months in prison today and ordered by U.S. District Judge Barbara J. Rothstein to pay more than $262,966 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a condition of supervised release, the Justice Department and IRS announced.
Following a four-day trial, a federal jury convicted Udo of 25 counts of aiding and assisting in the preparation of false individual income tax returns. According to the indictment and evidence presented at trial, Udo operated a tax preparation business called Anic and Associates, CPAs PC located in Washington. Udo prepared false 2005 through 2008 individual income tax returns for seven taxpayers, falsely reporting that the taxpayers had unreimbursed employee expenses.
Kathryn Keneally, Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Tax Division, commended the IRS - Criminal Investigation special agent who investigated the case as well as Tax Division Trial Attorneys Jessica Moran and Erin Pulice, who prosecuted the case.