Omaha Woman Enters Plea for Preparing a False Tax Return
United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Opal Harris, 38, entered a plea of guilty on February 14, 2019, in United States District Court in Omaha to the charge of willfully preparing a false tax return. Preparing a false return carries a penalty of up to three years in prison, a fine of up to $100,000, and up to one year of supervised release. The Honorable Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. accepted the guilty plea and set sentencing for May 10, 2019, at 10:30 a.m.
“Dishonest return preparers use a variety of methods to cheat the government and the taxpaying public,” said Karl Stiften, Special Agent in Charge of IRS Criminal Investigation. “Tax practitioners and return preparers have a duty to their clients to prepare tax returns that comply with the law and are complete and accurate.”
This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service.