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Madison Tax Preparer Sentenced To 27 Months

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2010

Greensboro, N.C. – A tax preparer from Madison, North Carolina was sentenced to federal prison on Friday for preparing and filing false income tax returns, announced John W. Stone, Jr., Acting United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina.

Anna Alexander Gainey, age 55, of Madison, NC was sentenced on November 12, 2010 by United States District Judge William L. Osteen, Jr. to 27 months in prison to be followed by 12 months of home detention, to run concurrent with one year of supervised release. GAINEY was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $79,992.42. She was ordered to report to begin serving her sentence on December 29, 2010.

According to documents filed in the case Gainey, the owner of J&A Tax Consultants in Madison, NC, pled guilty to one count of preparing and presenting false tax returns to the IRS and one count of filing a false personal income tax return. Gainey prepared a 2005 income tax return for one client falsely claiming a dependent exemption for a child. Gainey also filed a false personal income tax return for 2007 omitting approximately $115,000 in gross receipts earned from her income tax preparation business.

The case was investigated by special agents of the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division.

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