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Mobile Woman Sentenced In The Preparation Of Fraudulent Tax Returns

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 10, 2014

United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announced that on January 7, 2014, Deborah Jefferson was sentenced to 5 years of Probation by Chief Judge William H. Steele on her conviction of one count of Procuring False Tax Returns.

The Indictment alleged that Deborah T. Jefferson aided tax filers in filing false tax returns, which included dependents, Earned Income and Child Tax Credits, and misstated income and withholdings.

Jeffersonoperated a tax return preparation business which aided tax payers in the preparation and electronic filing of their income tax returns.  In some instances, returns prepared or filed by Jefferson contained the names and social security numbers of fictitious dependents.  The addition of fake dependents enabled the taxpayer to claim additional personal exemptions and to qualify for Earned Income and Child Tax Credits.  Jefferson charged a fee for preparing and electronically filing tax returns.

The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service.  The case is being prosecuted by AUSA Vicki M. Davis.

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