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Rocky Mount Tax Return Preparer Charged with Aiding and Assisting the Preparation of a False Return

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of North Carolina

RALEIGH – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that MOSES WHITAKER has been charged with Aiding and Assisting in the Preparation of a False Income Tax Return.  For the tax years 2010 through 2018, the Criminal Information alleges that WHITAKER transmitted or caused to be transmitted approximately 3,384 U.S. Individual Income Tax Returns.  The Criminal Information further alleges  that WHITAKER and others prepared and caused to be transmitted U.S. Individual Income Tax Returns, which contained false information, including false dependents, inflated witholdings, education credits, and unreimbursed business expenses, resulting in the issuance of refunds to which the taxpayers were not entitled.

WHITAKER is scheduled to appear in the New Bern federal courthouse on May 14, 2019, to enter his plea.  The maximum penalty he faces is three years’ imprisonment and a $100,000 fine.      

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Internal Revenue Service. 

Updated April 5, 2019