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Montgomery Woman Pleads Guilty to Income Tax Fraud

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 21, 2011

Montgomery, Alabama - On December 21, 2011, Montgomery resident Shenita Nicole James, age 33, pled guilty to preparing and filing false and fraudulent federal income tax returns, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7206(2), announced George L. Beck, Jr., United States Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama.

James was employed as an office manager and income tax preparer at We Finance Auto Sales in Montgomery, Alabama in 2008 and 2009. We Finance Auto Sales prepared income tax returns for individuals who could choose to use their tax refunds to purchase or make down payments for automobiles.

James was employed as an office manager and income tax preparer at We Finance Auto Sales in Montgomery, Alabama in 2008 and 2009. We Finance Auto Sales prepared income tax returns for individuals who could choose to use their tax refunds to purchase or make down payments for automobiles.

James will be sentenced on April 25, 2012. The maximum term of imprisonment which may be imposed is three years. James is subject to a maximum fine of $250,000 and will also have to pay restitution to the Government.

The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service–Criminal Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd A. Brown.

 

PRESS CONTACT: Clark Morris
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