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Naugatuck Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Returns

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

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ANA NUNEZ, also known as Ana Pagoaga, 48, of Naugatuck, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to filing false tax returns.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Nunez owned and operated Nunez MultiServices, LLC, a tax return preparation service located in Naugatuck.  From tax year 2011 and continuing at least through tax year 2014, Nunez falsified information on tax returns she prepared for clients and caused the returns to be filed with the Internal Revenue Service.  On the returns, Nunez routinely inflated income or created fictitious income; falsified expenses, including education and child care expenses, and falsified deductions, such as business mileage.

Nunez pleaded guilty to two counts of aiding and assisting the filing of a false tax return, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of three years on each count.  A sentencing date is not scheduled.

This matter is being investigated by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation Division.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Susan L. Wines and John T. Pierpont, Jr.

Updated January 7, 2020