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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Collin County Woman Sentenced for Federal Income Tax Violations

SHERMAN, Texas – A 44-year-old McKinney, Texas woman has been sentenced to federal prison for income tax violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston today.

 

Sandra Ayanna Morgan pleaded guilty on July 11, 2016 to filing a false income tax return and was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Marcia A. Crone. Morgan was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $152,471.

 

According to information presented in court, Morgan was in the business of preparing federal income tax returns and admitted to preparing and presenting to the Internal Revenue Service, a United States Individual Income Tax Return Form 1040, of another individual for calendar year 2010. The return falsely represented that the taxpayer was entitle to claim deductions for losses from a business on Schedule C and losses for rental property on Schedule E. In addition, Morgan knowingly and willfully prepared false and fraudulent tax returns for a number of individuals for tax years 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. Those tax returns claimed fraudulent tax deductions for the taxpayers for things such as Education Credits, American Opportunity Credits, Charitable Contributions, Unreimbursed Employee Expenses, Medical and Dental Expenses, Loses for Rental Property, and Losses from a Business. The taxpayers did not represent to Morgan that they were entitled to the tax credits or deductions, and Morgan knew the representations in the tax returns were false and material.

 

The total tax loss, to the Internal Revenue Service, that resulted from these false tax returns was $152,741.

 

This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andy Williams.

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Updated January 11, 2017