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

Friday, November 8, 2013

Gregg County Woman Sentenced For Federal Tax Violations

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 TYLER, Texas - A 38-year-old Longview, Texas woman has been sentenced to federal prison for tax violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.   

Racyna Antoinette Henry pleaded guilty on May 14, 2013, to aiding and assisting in the preparation of fraudulent tax returns and was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Leonard Davis.  Henry was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $277,364. 

      According to information presented in court, in 2006, Henry began working out of her home as a tax return preparer with a company known as Preyear’s Tax and Check Cashing Services, LLC, which is based in Alabama.  Around October 2007, Henry also managed and operated a company known as Henry’s Tax Service LLC out of her home.  At some point in 2006, Henry admits that she began assisting in the preparation of false federal income tax returns.  The false items contained false dependents, false child tax credits, false child and dependent care expenses, false losses on farming activities, and false earned income tax credits.

            The estimated tax loss related to the false federal income tax returns prepared with assistance from Henry from 2006 to 2010 was between $200,000 and $400,000.  Henry must report to the U.S. Marshals Service on or before Jan. 6, 2014 to begin serving her prison sentence.

This case was investigated by the IRS Criminal Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan R. Jackson.

Updated March 12, 2015