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Broward Resident Charged for Filing Over $439,000 in False Claims for Income Tax Refunds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 4, 2014

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and José A. Gonzalez, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), announce the unsealing of an indictment charging Bradley Bowman, of Lighthouse Point, with two counts of filing false claims to the IRS, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 287 and 2.

According to court documents, Bowman engaged PMDD Services, a tax return preparation firm in Shelley, Idaho, to prepare his 2005 and 2008 Individual Income Tax Returns. Bowman claimed fraudulent tax refunds of $299,024 and $140,355 on his tax returns for the 2005 and 2008 tax years, respectively.

If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum term of five years in prison for each count.

Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of IRS-CI. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bertha R. Mitrani and Department of Justice Tax Division Trial Attorney Gregory P. Bailey.

An indictment is only an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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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.

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