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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Dighton Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty To Filing False Returns

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BOSTON – A Dighton man was convicted today of falsifying his own personal income tax returns.

David J. Woods, 63, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Patti B. Saris to filing false individual tax returns for the period 2006 through 2008.

Woods has owned and operated Woods Tax & Accounting Services for the past 20 years. During the period 2006 through 2008, Woods failed to report taxable income of over $500,000, resulting in a tax loss to the government.

Sentencing is scheduled for September 25, 2013 at 2:30. Woods faces a statutory maximum penalty of three years in prison, to be followed by one year of supervised release and a fine of $250,000.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and William P. Offord, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigations in Boston, made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lori J. Holik of Ortiz’s Economic Crimes Unit.

Updated December 15, 2014