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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Hixson Tennessee Tax Preparer Indicted For Preparation Of False Federal Income Tax Returns

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.- On Apr. 7, 2015, a federal grand jury returned a nine-count indictment charging Kevin Mendell Walker, 44, of Hixson, Tenn., with aiding and assisting in the preparation and presentation of false federal income tax returns to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Walker is the owner of K&R Enterprises, a tax preparation business located in Hixson, Tenn.  According to the indictment on file with the U.S. District Court, from 2009 through 2012, he is alleged to have aided and assisted with the filing of nine false federal income tax returns, claiming deductions and credits for items and amounts the taxpayers were not entitled to claim, such as false education credits, false business expenses, and false hobby and investment expenses.

If convicted, Walker faces up to three years in prison and/or a fine of up to $250,000.

The case was investigated by IRS – Criminal Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney James Brooks represented the United States.         

Members of the public are reminded that these are only charges and that every person is presumed innocent until their guilt has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

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Topic(s): 
Tax
Updated February 4, 2016