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Harrisburg Man Indicted For Using His Tax Preparation Service To File False Tax Returns

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

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that yesterday a federal grand jury in Harrisburg returned an indictment of Felix Ramon Diaz, on forty-five counts of aiding and assisting the preparation of false tax documents.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Diaz, age 56, Harrisburg, was a tax preparer who owned Felix Tax Service.  From 2010 through 2013, Diaz filed forty five tax returns with false and fraudulent income, deductions, and addresses in an effort to maximize income tax refunds.  Diaz’s conduct resulted in approximately $100,000 in taxes due and owed the Internal Revenue Service.  

The case was investigated by the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service. The prosecution is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Michael A. Consiglio.

Indictments and Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

The maximum penalty under federal law for each count is three years of imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant's educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.


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Updated March 17, 2016