Las Vegas Tax Preparer Indicted by Federal Grand Jury for Preparing False Tax Returns for Clients
A Las Vegas tax return preparer was indicted yesterday on 66 counts of preparing and causing the filing of false tax returns, Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Bogden of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Nevada announced today.
According to the allegations in the indictment, Rosherral Beverly, of Clark County, Neveda, operated a tax preparation and bookkeeping business named RBTB Inc. From approximately 2006 through 2011, Beverly was RBTB Inc.’s sole owner and tax return preparer. Beverly aided and assisted in preparing false and fraudulent tax returns for her clients for the tax years 2008, 2009 and 2010. The tax returns included various false items, including charitable contributions, gambling losses, tuition deductions, education credits and job, travel and vehicle expenses.
If convicted, Beverly faces a statutory maximum sentence of three years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count of aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns.
Acting Assistant Attorney General Ciraolo and U.S. Attorney Bogden commended the special agents of IRS-Criminal Investigation, who investigated the case, and Trial Attorney Christopher J. Maietta of the Tax Division and Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas D. Dickinson of the District of Nevada, who are prosecuting the case.
An indictment merely alleges that crimes have been committed, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
More information about the Tax Division and its enforcement efforts is available on the division’s website.