Sacramento Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Preparation Fraud
SACRAMENTO, Calif. —William Glenn Green, 48, of Sacramento, pleaded guilty today to assisting in the preparation of false tax returns, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
According to court documents, while Green prepared tax returns at a Sacramento business called “Will the Tax Man” from 2007 to at least April 2011, he knowingly placed false information on his clients’ returns to increase their refunds or reduce their taxes owed. The false information that Green added included false charitable contributions in large round numbers to charities like Amvets and United Cerebral Palsy, and other deductions and credits related to education and business expenses. The false deductions and credits were not based on information provided by Green’s clients, and Green typically did not inform his clients that these false deductions and credits had been added. Green’s conduct resulted in a total tax loss of approximately $492,000.
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.
Green is scheduled to be sentenced by United States District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller on October 14, 2015. Green faces a maximum statutory penalty of three years in prison and a $100,000 fine, and can also be ordered to pay restitution to the Internal Revenue Service. The actual sentence, however, will 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.