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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

Friday, January 24, 2014

Euclid Woman Sentenced To Prison For Tax Conspiracy

A Euclid woman was sentenced to 19 months in prison and ordered to pay $74,904 in restitution for her role in a scheme to file false and inflated income tax returns, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Kenyada Spates, of Euclid, Ohio, was previously found guilty of one count of conspiracy to make false claims and nine counts of making false claims.

Spates admitted to helping prepared 35 false income tax returns. Spates recruited friends and relatives to use as income tax refund claimants. Part of the refund money was deposited into accounts controlled by Spates, according to court documents

The case is being presented by Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Sassé after an investigation by agents of the Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration of the Department of the Treasury and by the agents of the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service of the Department of the Treasury.

Updated March 12, 2015