Reno Tax Return Preparer Indicted on 35 Felony Counts
Las Vegas, Nev. - A tax preparer was indicted today by the Federal Grand Jury on 35 felony counts of Aiding and Assisting in the Preparation of a False Income Tax Return, announced Daniel G. Bogden, United States Attorney for the District of Nevada.
According to the Indictment, between February 1998 and July 2002, ISIDRO ALEJANDREZ, a resident of Reno, Nevada, prepared tax returns for 11 clients which were false and fraudulent, in that they represented that the clients were entitled to claim a certain filing status, earned income credits, dependents as exemptions, and child tax credits, when the defendant knew and believed that the clients were not entitled to such.
If convicted, ALEJANDREZ faces up to three years in prison and a fine of not more than $250,000 on each count. ALEJANDREZ was summoned to appear in court for an initial appearance hearing and arraignment on Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at 3:00 p.m. before United States Magistrate Judge Valerie Cooke.
The public is reminded that an Indictment contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
The case was investigated by Special Agents with IRS Criminal Investigation, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Brian L. Sullivan