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Glasgow, Kentucky Return Preparer Guilty Of Preparing False Income Tax Returns


– Returns claimed false deductions and expenses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 19, 2012

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A Glasgow, Kentucky federal tax return preparer pled guilty today before Chief U.S. District Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr. in Bowling Green, Kentucky, to charges of aiding and assisting in the preparation of false income tax returns announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

On April 11, 2012, a Bowling Green, Kentucky grand jury returned a thirty-five count Indictment against Greg P. Denham, age 47, alleging he knowingly assisted in the preparation of materially false tax returns with a tax loss of $150,000. The returns were filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

In court today, Denham pled guilty to all 35 counts of the indictment and admitted that between February 2006 and May 2009, he prepared individual income tax returns for other individuals that misrepresented and under-reported taxes owed by these taxpayers. The returns were prepared for tax years 2005 through 2008. The indictment alleges that the returns in question claimed business expenses that Denham knew the taxpayers did not actually incur, or that were not actual business expenses. The total tax loss is estimated at $450,000.

At sentencing, Denham faces no more than three years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and a term of one year supervised release on each count. Chief Judge McKinley set a sentencing date for February 14, 2013 at 9:30 CST in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Weiser and was investigated by the IRS, Division of Criminal Investigation.

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