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TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2010

BOSTON, Mass. - A Lynn woman working as a tax preparer in Everett was charged today with preparing false tax returns on behalf of her clients.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Susan Dukes, Special Agent in Charge of Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation - Boston Field Office, announced today that NANCY BAEZ, 38, of Lynn, was indicted on 17 felony counts of aiding and assisting her clients with filing false tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

The indictment alleges that BAEZ, a tax preparer at Señora Nancy’s Tax 1040 in Everett, targeted the Hispanic community in the Everett area, holding herself out to be an experienced tax preparer who could assist taxpayers in obtaining fast refunds from the IRS. It is alleged that, instead of accurately preparing her clients’ tax returns based upon information provided, BAEZ inserted false deduction and credit information into the returns of her clients in order to obtain higher refunds for her clients than they were otherwise entitled to receive.

If convicted on these charges, BAEZ faces up to three years imprisonment, to be followed by one year of supervised release and a $250,000 fine on each of the 17 counts.

The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lori J. Holik of Ortiz”s Economic Crimes Unit.

The details contained in the Indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


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