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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 4, 2014

Sacramento Man Indicted For Tax Preparation Fraud

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a 13-count indictment today against William Glenn Green, 48, of Sacramento, charging him with assisting in the preparation of false tax returns, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

According to court documents, Green was a tax preparer and assisted eight taxpayers in preparing 13 fraudulent tax returns claiming over $150,000 in false deductions and credits to which he knew the taxpayers were not entitled.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Christopher S. Hales is prosecuting the case.

If convicted, Green faces a maximum statutory penalty of three years in prison and a $100,000 fine for each count. Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables. The charges are only allegations; the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated April 8, 2015