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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Filing Fraudulent Tax Returns

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – DANA ALVAREZ, age 49, a resident of Holden, Louisiana, pled guilty Thursday, April 25, 2019 to 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.

ALVAREZ faces 5 years of imprisonment as to Count 1, 3 years of supervised release and a possible $250,000 fine.   Sentencing will occur on July 25, 2019.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations Division for its work in investigating this case.

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 April 30, 2019