Brooklyn Tax Preparer Sentenced to Prison for Preparing Fraudulent Returns
A Brooklyn, New York, tax return preparer was sentenced to 15 months in prison today for preparing false returns for his clients and himself, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Richard P. Donoghue for the Eastern District of New York.
According to court documents and statements made in court, Emerson Gamory owned and operated Emerson Gamory Income Tax Services Inc. (Gamory Tax), a tax preparation business in Brooklyn. From 2013 through 2017, Gamory falsified client returns by fraudulent claiming deductions for gifts to charity, unreimbursed employee expenses, and education expenses in order to inflate his clients’ refunds. Gamory also prepared false returns for Gamory Tax that underreported its gross receipts and returns for himself that underreported net profits. In total, Gamory caused a tax loss of more than $550,000 to the United States.
On June 25, 2019, Gamory pleaded guilty to aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns and filing a false return for himself.
In addition to the term of imprisonment, U.S. District Judge Carol Bagley Amon ordered Gamory to serve one year of supervised release and to pay $574,565 in restitution to the United States.
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Zuckerman and U.S. Attorney Donoghue commended special agents of IRS-CI, who investigated the case, and Assistant Chief Jorge Almonte and Trial Attorney Christopher P. O’Donnell of the Tax Division, and Assistant U.S. Attorney John Vagelatos, who prosecuted the case.
Additional information about the Tax Division and its enforcement efforts may be found on the Division’s website.