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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Tennessee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 30, 2018

Nashville Return Preparer Pleads Guilty To Filing False Tax Returns

Ironelly Mora, 39, a Nashville resident and tax return preparer, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court today, to one count of preparing a false tax return, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran of the Middle District of Tennessee.

According to court documents, Mora owned and operated Latinos Unidos tax preparation business located in Nashville, Tennessee.  Mora admitted that from 2013 through 2017, she prepared and filed false tax returns for her clients to help grow her business.  Mora inflated her customers’ returns by claiming false child tax credits, exemptions and false filing statuses.  Mora admitted that she also filed her own false tax returns for tax years 2014 through 2016 by underreporting her income from Latinos Unidos.   In total, Mora caused a tax loss of $379,540 to the Internal Revenue Service.

Mora will be sentenced on August 3, 2018, and faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison, as well as a period of supervised release, restitution, and monetary penalties.

The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Ryan R. Raybould is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.    

Topic(s): 
Tax
Contact: 
David Boling Public Information Officer 615-736-5956 David.Boling2@usdoj.gov
Updated April 30, 2018