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District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 21, 2020

Bridgeport Tax Preparer Sentenced to Prison for Preparing Numerous False Tax Returns

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that VERONICA HUITZIL, 39, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Kari A. Dooley in Bridgeport to six months of imprisonment, followed by one year of supervised release, for preparing false tax returns for numerous clients.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Huitzil, who operated a tax return preparation practice in Bridgeport, assisted in the preparation and filing of more than 3,700 federal tax returns for the 2014 through 2018 tax years.  Many of the filed tax returns claimed dependents who were not dependents, deducted thousands of dollars in business losses for fictitious businesses, and included inflated or fabricated medical expenses, charitable contributions and employee business expenses.  The loss suffered by the IRS as a result of Huitzil’s fraudulent conduct totaled $898,665.

Judge Dooley ordered Huitzil to make full restitution.

On February 11, 2020, Huitzil pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and assisting the filing of a false tax return.

Huitzil, who is released on bond, is required to report to prison on November 30, 2020.

This matter was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation Division.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher W. Schmeisser.

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Updated August 21, 2020