Owner of Former Tax Service Sentenced to Prison for Aiding and Assisting in the Filing of False Federal Income Tax Returns
United States Attorney James L. Santelle announced that Sunday Uwubiti (61 years old) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin was sentenced in federal court for aiding and assisting in the filing of false federal income tax returns. United States District Judge Rudolph T. Randa sentenced Uwubiti to twenty-four months in prison and ordered him to cooperate with the IRS. Judge Randa also placed Uwubiti on one year of supervised release.
In January 2014, Uwubiti was charged in a criminal information with two counts of aiding and assisting in the filing of false federal income tax returns, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7206(2). According to records filed in court, Uwubiti operated a tax return preparation business using the name Trustee Tax Service. During the period from approximately January 2010 through April 2011, Uwubiti, and others employed and supervised by Uwubiti at Trustee Tax Service, prepared and filed false and fraudulent federal income tax returns for third parties. These returns, the majority of which were electronically filed with the Internal Revenue Service, sought income tax refunds to which the taxpayers were not entitled. At least 99 false and fraudulent income tax returns were filed seeking more than $448,000 in federal income tax refunds.
This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Matthew Jacobs.