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Kansas City, Kan., Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Preparing False Returns

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Kansas

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - The owner of a tax preparation business in Kansas City, Kan., pleaded guilty today to preparing false income tax returns, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom and Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo of the Justice Department’s Tax Division announced.

Antoine Dorsey, 38, Kansas City, Kan., owner of Day-1 Tax Service, pleaded guilty to one count of preparing false tax returns. In general, Dorsey falsely inflated taxpayers’ incomes by falsifying gross receipts listed on Schedule C. As a result, taxpayers appeared to qualify for the Earned Income Credit that increased their tax refunds.

Dorsey caused fraudulent refund claims of approximately $74,487 to be made to the Internal Revenue Service and approximately $13,980 in fraudulent claims to be made to the Kansas Department of Revenue.

Sentencing is set for June 27, 2016. He faces a maximum penalty of three years in federal prison and an order of restitution. Grissom commended special agents of IRS-Criminal Investigation, who investigated the case, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Rask and John Mulcahy from the Justice Department Tax Division, who prosecuted the case.

Updated May 2, 2016