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Tucson Tax Preparer Sentenced to Prison for Filing False Federal Income Tax Returns

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona

     TUCSON, Ariz. – On July 29, 2019, Joseph Michael Vosberg, 59, of Tucson, Arizona, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Raner C. Collins to 18 months in prison for assisting in the preparation and filing of false federal income tax returns.  Vosberg previously pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting the filing of false federal tax returns.  In his plea agreement, Vosberg admitted that he prepared and filed thirty-three federal tax returns that contained $457,187 in false deductions.  As part of his sentence, the court ordered Vosberg to pay $202,243 in restitution to the United States Treasury for the tax loss relating to the offense.     

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division.  The prosecution was handled by Jane L. Westby, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Tucson.

Updated August 1, 2019

Financial Fraud
Press Release Number: 2019-089_Vosberg