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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tax Preparer, Lekeith Robinson, Sentenced For Filing False Income Tax Returns

LEKEITH ROBINSON, age 31, of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced in federal court today by U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan for filing false claims against the United States, announced U. S. Attorney Dana Boente.  The defendant was sentenced to 21 months incarceration, 2 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $93,804.13 in restitution to the IRS.

According to court documents, ROBINSON owned and operated a tax preparation business called Solid Rock II, Inc.  Between February 2009 and May 2010, the defendant prepared fraudulent tax returns in the names of others seeking tax refunds totaling approximately $93,804.43.  The tax returns were false in that they contained false dependent information and false household income.

The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney G. Dall Kammer.