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

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Milwaukee Woman Sentenced to Prison for Aiding and Assisting in the Filing of False Federal Income Tax Returns

Acting United States Attorney Gregory J. Haanstad for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on January 5, 2016, Tina M. Gentry (age: 48) of Milwaukee was sentenced to a total of six months imprisonment based on her conviction for filing false tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service  in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 287.  Gentry was also ordered to pay $57,000 in restitution payable to the IRS.

According to the indictment, Gentry assisted individuals in falsely obtaining federal income tax refunds from the IRS.  To obtain the refunds, Gentry prepared tax returns claiming false and fraudulent federal taxable income and federal income tax withheld, when she knew that none of the individuals she prepared returns for had federal taxable income or federal income tax withheld. In total, Gentry caused approximately 112 federal income tax returns to be filed with the IRS, falsely claiming federal income tax refunds of more than $90,000.     

The case was investigated by Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lisa A. Wesley

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Updated January 7, 2016