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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Texas

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

North Texas Man Sentenced To One Year And One Day In Federal Prison For Preparing And Filing Fraudulent Tax Returns

Defendant to Pay $102,836 in Restitution

DALLAS — Adnan Z. Khan was sentenced this afternoon by U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis to 12 months and one day in federal prison and ordered to pay $102,836 in restitution, following his guilty plea in October 2013 to one count of aiding and assisting in the preparation of fraudulent tax returns.  Khan was arrested in June 2013 but was later released on bond.  According to the order setting conditions for his release, Khan resides in Wylie, Texas.  He must surrender to the Bureau of Prisons on February 26, 2014.  Today’s announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.

According to the factual resume filed in the case, Khan used his parents’ residence in Dallas to prepare federal tax returns and supporting schedules and forms for clients.  However, Khan falsified items on the clients’ returns, without their knowledge, to obtain large tax returns.

For example, according to the factual resume, Khan would falsify Schedule A medical expenses, moving expenses, job expenses, education credits and residential energy credits to increase the tax refunds, and instead of providing clients with a copy of the filed return, he would provide them with another tax return that reflected a smaller refund.  On many of the filed returns, Khan listed one of his personal bank accounts and many of the tax refunds were paid to those accounts, and Khan kept a large portion of the refund, without the client’s knowledge.  On several returns, Khan changed the taxpayer’s address to his address so that any IRS correspondence would be mailed to him and not the client.  The copy of the return Khan provided to the client, however, reflected the client’s correct address.

The case was investigated by Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Nicholas Bunch was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated June 22, 2015