RETURN PREPARER CHARGED WITH TAX FRAUD
Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Daniel W. Auer, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division, announced the unsealing of a twenty-two count indictment against defendant Darryl B. Henley, of Goulds, on tax fraud charges. After being arrested on Friday, May 21, 2010, the defendant made his initial appearance in Court today. A bond hearing is scheduled for tomorrow before U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen T. Brown.
As set forth in the Indictment, it is alleged that Henley, who held himself out as a tax preparer, willfully assisted in electronically filing the preparation of more than 22 false U.S. Individual Income Tax Returns (Forms 1040) for numerous individuals during calendar tax years 2005 through 2007, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7206(2). The tax returns contained, among other misrepresentations, false Schedule C deductions. The Tax loss to the government has been estimated at more than totals $105,182.
If convicted, defendant Henley faces a possible maximum statutory sentence of three3 years in prison.
Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Wilfredo Fernandez.
An indictment is only an accusation, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.