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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 4, 2019

Bill of Information Filed Against Tax Preparer for Fraudulent Tax Returns

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – DANA ALVAREZ, age 49, a resident of Holden, Louisiana, was charged Friday, March 1, 2019 in a one count bill of information for conspiracy to defraud the United States with regard to tax returns announced U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser.

According to court documents, ALVAREZ worked for Crown Tax Service, LLC, located in Kenner, Louisiana. ALVAREZ and others conspired to defraud the United States by fraudulently minimizing tax liability and fraudulently inflating tax refunds claimed on the tax returns of Crown Tax Service’s clients, and for personal enrichment.

If convicted, the defendant faces 5 years of imprisonment as to Count 1, and a possible $250,000 fine.  

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations Division for its work in investigating this case. U.S. Attorney Strasser reiterated that the bill of information is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.  

The case is being prosecuted by Trial Attorney Lauren Castaldi, Department of Justice Tax Division, and Assistant U.S. Attorney G. Dall Kammer, Supervisor, General Crimes.

 

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Topic(s): 
Tax
Updated March 4, 2019