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Former Owner of Michigan Home Health Care Business Sentenced to Prison for Tax Fraud

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs

A Michigan man was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison today for filing a false tax return.

According to court documents, Robert Nakfoor, of Lansing, claimed fraudulent expenses for his home health care business, Jessi Kay Home Care, on his 2011 through 2015 tax returns. Nakfoor deducted expenses for insurance, legal and professional services, wages, and contract labor that he knew his business did not incur. For example, just on his 2015 return, Nakfoor claimed over a $1 million in bogus contract labor and legal and professional services expenditures. In total, the defendant caused a tax loss to the IRS of $481,465.

Nakfoor pleaded guilty to willfully filing a false income tax return. In addition to the term of imprisonment, U.S. District Judge Hala Y. Jarbou ordered Nakfoor to serve one year of supervised release and pay restitution to the IRS in the amount of $481,465.

Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Andrew B. Birge of the Western District of Michigan made the announcement.

IRS Criminal Investigation investigated the case.

Trial Attorney Melissa S. Siskind of the Justice Department’s Tax Division prosecuted the case.

Additional information about the Tax Division and its enforcement efforts can be found on the division’s website.  

Updated September 22, 2021

Press Release Number: 21-912