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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 9, 2015

Kansas City Man Pleads Guilty To 16 Counts of Filing False Tax Returns

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Kansas City man pleaded guilty Monday to 16 counts of assisting in the preparation of false federal income tax returns.

Marcus Lovelle Blockmon, 42, Kansas City, Mo., entered his plea in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan. He was indicted Oct. 8, 2014. The indictment alleged that during 2008 through 2011 he assisted 10 taxpayers in preparing false tax returns. The returns contained false information about filing status, wages, rental loss, self-employment expenses, itemized deductions, tax credit, taxable refund, annuities and exemptions.

Sentencing will be scheduled at a later time. He faces a maximum penalty of three years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count. Grissom commended the Internal Revenue Service and Assistant U.S. Attorney Tris Hunt for their work on the case.

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Updated February 9, 2015