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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Kenner Tax Preparer Sentenced for Lying on Tax Returns and Failing to Declare More Than $300,000 in Income

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that CHRISTIE ROBINSON, 41, of Laplace, who previously pled guilty to a four-count Indictment charging her with false statements on tax returns.

U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle sentenced ROBINSON to five years’ probation and ordered to pay restitution of $104,481to the Internal Revenue Service.

According to court documents,  ROBINSON, is the owner and operator of a tax return preparation business in Kenner called CRR Services, LLC.  ROBINSON received fees charged for the preparation of individuals' tax returns.  ROBINSON failed to include all of the substantial fees she received for income tax return preparation.  In 2007, she declared $80,000 in fees and failed to disclose $195,000; in 2009, she disclosed $100,000 but failed to include an extra $28,000; in 2010, she declared $76,500 but failed to declare $82,000; and, in 2011 she declared $175,000 but excluded $8,000.  The total for the four years 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 totals over $300,000. 

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Carter K. D. Guice, Jr. of the Fraud Unit is in charge of the prosecution.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Updated August 17, 2016