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Mississippi Tax Return Preparer Indicted for Filing False Tax Returns

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs

A Moss Point, Mississippi, resident was arrested today on a federal grand jury indictment charging her with aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns and filing false personal tax returns, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst for the Southern District of Mississippi. The indictment was returned on Jan. 15, 2020.

According to the indictment, Talvesha Glaude owned and operated a tax return preparation business under the names TMG Tax Service and Regional Tax Service. From 2014 through 2019, Glaude allegedly prepared and filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) fraudulent client tax returns claiming inflated refunds based on false income tax withholdings and education expenses. The indictment also charges that during those years, Glaude reported false withholdings and education expenses on her own personal returns.

An indictment merely alleges that crimes have been committed. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

If convicted, Glaude faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison for each count of the indictment. She also faces a period of supervised release, restitution, and monetary penalties.

Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Zuckerman and U.S. Attorney Hurst thanked special agents of IRS-Criminal Investigation, who are investigating the case, and Assistant United States Attorney Stan Harris and Trial Attorney Kevin Schneider of the Tax Division, who are prosecuting this case.

Updated February 6, 2020

Financial Fraud
Press Release Number: 20-145