Judge Orders Birmingham Tax Preparer To Pay $23,900 In Restitution For Submitting False Tax Returns
BIRMINGHAM – U.S. District Judge Karon O. Bowdre today sentenced a Moody woman to five years probation and ordered her to pay the United States $23,900 restitution for submitting false tax returns, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Reginael D. McDaniel.
The judge sentenced LATOSHA SHURON MADISON, a former tax preparer, on the charge of aiding in the preparation and presentation of tax return documents containing fraudulent information.
MADISON, 39, was convicted of the charge Aug. 30, 2010.
“In this district, we will not tolerate those who seek to manipulate the tax system and present misleading information to the Internal Revenue Service for their own gain,” Vance said.
“Tax Refunds are issued only to tax payers who are entitled to them,” McDaniel said. “Criminal investigation will continue to aggressively pursue those who prepare false claims for refunds for the purpose of enriching themselves and depleting the U.S. Treasury.”
This case was investigated by the Criminal Investigation Division of the IRS. Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Borton prosecuted the case.
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