Jury Convicts Nashua Tax Preparer For Filing False Tax Returns
CONCORD, N.H. –Maria M. Ulloa, 51, of Nashua, was convicted in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire of filing false, fictitious and fraudulent claims for tax refunds with the Internal Revenue Service following a five day jury trial, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.
Ulloa operated Main Travel, a Nashua business that provided, among other things, federal income tax return preparation services. During the 2007 and 2008 tax filing seasons, she filed ten false federal income tax returns in the names of her clients, diverting most of the resulting inflated tax refunds to herself. The jury returned guilty verdicts on all ten counts.
Ulloa faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison and criminal fines of up to $250,000 on each count. Ulloa will be confined to her home and subject to electronic monitoring pending sentencing which is presently scheduled for April 29, 2013.
Ulloa’s prosecution arose from an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation office in Manchester. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Nick Abramson and Bill Morse.