Brooklyn Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Preparing Fraudulent Tax Returns for Clients and Himself
Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, Emerson Gamory, 53, pleaded guilty to two counts of aiding in the preparation of false income tax returns for clients, and one count of filing a false income tax return for himself. When sentenced, Gamory faces a statutory maximum of nine years in prison, as well as forfeiture and a fine. The plea took place before United States Magistrate Judge Robert M. Levy.
Richard E. Zuckerman, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Richard P. Donoghue, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York made the announcement. Mr. Donoghue and Mr. Zuckerman expressed their grateful appreciation to the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation for their investigative work on the case.
Gamory owned and operated Emerson Gamory Income Tax Services Inc. (Gamory Tax), located in Brooklyn. For the tax years 2012 to 2016, Gamory prepared tax returns for clients that included inflated or fictitious itemized deductions, such as gifts to charity and unreimbursed employee expenses, as well as tax credits for fabricated education expenses, fraudulently reducing clients’ tax liabilities and increasing their refunds. Gamory also prepared false tax returns for Gamory Tax that did not report all gross receipts and tax returns for himself that underreported net profits.
As part of his plea agreement with the government, Gamory admitted causing a tax loss to the United States of greater than $550,000. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 18, 2019.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States John Vagelatos, Tax Division Assistant Chief Jorge Almonte and Tax Division Trial Attorney Christopher P. O’Donnell.