TAX PREPARER CHARGED WITH FALSE CLAIMS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES
TANZA ROBERTSON, age 40, of Paulina, Louisiana, was charged today in a one count bill of information with filing false claims against the United States, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.
According to the bill of information, ROBERTSON was engaged in the business of preparing and filing income tax returns and owned tax preparation businesses called 3KS, K&K Quick Tax Service, and Superior Mobile Tax Services. The bill alleged that on approximately February 26, 2007, the defendant prepared and filed a fraudulent income tax return in the amount of $8,341.00 which contained false Schedule C income and expenses, and false Schedule A charitable contributions and uniform upkeep expenses.
ROBERTSON faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five (5) years, a fine of $250,000.00 and three (3) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.
U. S. Attorney Letten reiterated that the bill of information is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
The case is being investigated by the Internal Revenue Service and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney G. Dall Kammer
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