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MIAMI-DADE RETURN PREPARER SENTENCED FOR TAX PREPARATION FRAUD SCHEME

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 28, 2010

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 that defendant Darryl B. Henley, 45, of Goulds, FL, was sentenced today to 15 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release by U.S. District Judge Paul C. Huck in Miami. On August 19, 2010, Henley pled guilty to twenty-two counts of aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7206(2).

As set forth in the Indictment, Henley held himself as a tax preparer. During tax years 2005 through 2007, Henley assisted in the preparation and electronic filing of more than 22 false U.S. Individual Income Tax Returns (Forms 1040) for numerous individuals. The tax returns contained, among other misrepresentations, false Schedule C deductions. The estimated tax loss to the government is $198,818.

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.

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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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