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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Georgia Tax Return Preparer Sentenced to Prison for Filing Fraudulent Tax Return

An Atlanta, Georgia, woman was sentenced today to 15 months in prison for filing a false tax return, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Byung J. Pak for the Northern District of Georgia.

According to documents and evidence presented in court, Gianna C. Liady co-owned K-1 Financial, a tax return preparation firm operating in Atlanta, Georgia.  In November 2017, Liady pleaded guilty to a one-count Information charging her with assisting in the preparation and filing of a false federal income tax return.  Liady prepared and filed false tax returns on behalf of K-1 Financial’s customers causing a tax loss to the United States of approximately $197,506.

In addition to the term of imprisonment, U.S. District Court Judge Eleanor L. Ross ordered Liady to serve one year of supervised release and to pay restitution in the amount of $197,506.

Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Zuckerman and U.S. Attorney Pak thanked special agents of IRS Criminal Investigation, who conducted the investigation, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Bernita Malloy and Trial Attorney Sean Beaty of the Tax Division, who prosecuted the case.

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

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18 - 334
Updated March 20, 2018