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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nevada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Las Vegas Businessman Indicted With 28 Counts For Aiding And Assisting In The Preparation Of False Tax Returns

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A federal Grand Jury returned a 28 count indictment yesterday against a Las Vegas businessman for aiding in the preparation of false tax returns, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich for the District of Nevada and Special Agent in Charge Tara Sullivan for the IRS-Criminal Investigation.

As alleged in the indictment, Lance K. Bradford, 52, a CPA and majority owner of tax and audit firm, L.L. Bradford CPAs, aided and assisted in the preparation of false and fraudulent individual income tax returns for Tax Years 2012, 2013, and 2014. Those false tax returns are alleged to have claimed false deductions for millions of dollars in cost of goods sold, consulting fees, and omitted gross receipts. The returns were filed on behalf of seven individual taxpayers and their associated corporate and partnership entities.

Bradford is scheduled to be arraigned before United States Magistrate Judge Elayna J. Youchah on September 3, 2019. The maximum penalty is three years in prison and a $100,000 fine per count.

An indictment contains merely allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.

The case was investigated by the IRS-Criminal Investigation. Assistant United States Attorneys Patrick Burns and Steven Myhre are prosecuting the case.

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Updated August 28, 2019