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Tax Return Preparer Arrested For Filing False Tax Returns

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

PHILADELPHIA – An indictment was unsealed today charging Edward J. Rorie, 50, of Philadelphia, PA, with 25 counts of preparing and filing false tax returns, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  Rorie was arrested this morning.  According to the indictment, for tax years 2009 through 2011, Edward J. Rorie prepared at least 25 tax returns which were materially false.  In preparing the fraudulent returns, the indictment alleges that Edward J. Rorie variously claimed expense deductions and tax credits to which the filers not entitled to receive. The tax credits included the First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit, The Hope Tax Credit, The Earned Income Tax Credit, Education Credits, The Child Care Tax Credits and The Recovery Act’s Additional Child care Credit. The indictment alleges a loss to the Internal Revenue Service of at least $100,000.

If convicted, Rorie faces a maximum possible sentence of 75 years of imprisonment, a fine of $6.25 million, a special assessment of $2,500 and 1 year of supervised release.

The case was investigated by Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Floyd J. Miller.

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Updated December 15, 2014