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Broward Resident Sentenced for Tax Fraud

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 20, 2013

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 that defendant Mazincia Ductant, 37, of Sunrise, was sentenced today to 36 months in prison, followed by one year of supervised release. Ductant previously pled guilty to one count of tax fraud, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7206(2). Ductant was also ordered to pay $1,317,508 in restitution.

According to court documents, Ductant was the owner of Ninote Tax Services (“Ninote”), a tax preparation business in Margate, Florida. During the years 2007-2009, Ductant used Ninote to file hundreds of tax returns on behalf of her clientele. Ductant falsified a high percentage of the returns she prepared by inflating or completely fabricating Schedule A deductions, Schedule C losses, First Time Home Buyers' credits, and Household Help wages.

Court documents state that Ductant was responsible for preparing fraudulent tax returns for approximately 125 people, which resulted in a total tax loss to the government of approximately $1,317,508.

Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of IRS-CI. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Harry C. Wallace. Jr.

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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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