New London Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty
John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Kristina O’Connell, Special Agent in Charge of IRS Criminal Investigation in New England, announced that YVES AUBOURG, 49, of New London, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to a federal tax offense.
According to court documents and statements made in court, AUBOURG prepared more than 2,000 federal tax returns for the 2011 through 2015 tax years through a tax return preparation practice he operated in New London. AUBOURG falsified information on numerous returns that he prepared for clients by fabricating the existence of education expenses, fabricating deductions for business expenses and charitable contributions, and by claiming exemptions for fictitious dependents.
Through AUBOURG’s preparation of false tax returns, including his own tax returns, the government lost a total of $264,870.
AUBOURG pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and assisting the filing of a false tax return, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of three years. Judge Meyer scheduled sentencing for January 15, 2019.
AUBOURG is required to make full restitution to the government. The IRS is taking action to recover unpaid taxes from AUBOURG’s clients, and his restitution figure will be reduced as money is recovered from his clients.
This matter is being investigated by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation Division. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lauren C. Clark.