Omaha Man Indicted on Tax Charges
Acting United States Attorney Robert C. Stuart announced that Mark A. Harrell, age 34, of Omaha, Nebraska, was detained at his initial appearance today by Magistrate Judge Michael D. Nelson. Harrell was recently indicted by a federal grand jury on four counts of aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns for the 2012 filing year. The penalty on each count is a maximum of 3 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release.
Harrell is charged with including fraudulent information as to the taxpayers’ wages, wage withholding and claims of American Opportunity Credit. It is alleged that by including the false information the taxpayers received a larger refund than they were entitled to receive.
The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Unit.