Tax Return Preparer Charged In 43-Count Tax Fraud Indictment
January 9, 2014
Jacksonville, Florida – Acting United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces the return by a grand jury of an indictment charging Fuada Delic (31, Jacksonville) with tax fraud. Delic, who owned a tax preparation business (“Delica’s Tax Service”), is charged with 2 counts of filing fraudulent tax returns, on her own behalf, and 41 counts of filing fraudulent tax returns on behalf of her business customers. If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of 3 years’ imprisonment per count.
According to the indictment, on or about April 14, 2009 and September 28, 2010, Delic filed personal tax returns in which she underreported the income that she received from the tax preparation business. The indictment also alleges that Delic filed tax returns for customers in which she falsely claimed, among other things, that they had incurred educational expenses, tax credits, and charitable contributions for which they were entitled to tax deductions. The filed returns span the 2008, 2009, and 2010 tax years.
An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed a violation of the federal criminal laws, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.
This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Arnold B. Corsmeier.