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Tampa Man Sentenced For Tax Fraud

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

Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington today sentenced Frazier Williams, Jr. to three years in federal prison for willfully aiding and assisting in the preparation of a tax return that he knew to be false and fraudulent.  The Court also ordered him to pay restitution to the Internal Revenue Service in the amount of $2,974,000.  A federal jury found Williams guilty on January 16, 2016.

According to the evidence presented at trial, Williams, an officer of Aztech Energy Corporation, assisted in the preparation of a federal corporate income tax return for Aztech that fraudulently inflated the amount of fuel tax credits the corporation was entitled to by more than $2 million.  

This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Bob Mosakowski.

Updated June 13, 2016