Guy A. Lewis, United States Attorney
for the Southern District of Florida, and José I. Marrero, Special Agent
in Charge, Miami Field Office, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation
Division, announced that Irwin Millstein was sentenced today in connection with
his guilty plea to an Information that charged him with five felony counts of
tax fraud. United States District Court Judge Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr., sentenced
Millstein to a term of 27 months imprisonment to be followed by one year supervised
release. Millstein was further ordered to file complete and accurate tax returns,
pay all taxes, penalties and interest due and owing to the Internal Revenue Service
along with the costs of prosecution and pay a special assessment fee of $500.
Millstein, an accountant and tax
return preparer, pled guilty on September 6, 2001, to the Information that charged
him with filing a false tax return for himself for calendar year 1994 and preparing
several false individual and corporate income tax returns for clients of his
former accounting business, ABM Financial Services, Inc., formerly known as
ABM Tax & Accounting, Inc., which was located in Coral Springs, Florida.
The Information charged that Millstein fraudulently attempted to avoid over
$3,000,000 of income on behalf of himself and his clients, with a tax loss to
the United States Treasury of $1,276,395.