District of Columbia Return Preparer Indicted for Preparing False Tax Returns
For Immediate Release
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A federal grand jury in the District of Columbia returned an indictment charging Enyinnaya Udo with 25 counts of aiding and assisting in the preparation of false income tax returns, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced today.
According to the indictment, the defendant operated a tax preparation business called Anic and Associates, located in Washington, D.C. The defendant allegedly aided, advised and prepared false individual income tax returns for the tax years 2005 through 2008 for at least seven taxpayers. These individual income tax returns allegedly claimed fraudulent filing statuses and false deductions.
If convicted, the defendant faces a potential maximum sentence of three years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000 on each count.
This case was investigated by the IRS-Criminal Investigation and is being prosecuted by Tax Division Trial Attorneys Jessica Moran and Erin Pulice.
Updated September 15, 2014
Press Release Number: 12-442