Owner Of “Fast Cash Tax,” Former Employees Sentenced For Conspiring To Defraud The IRS
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Jason Jimenez, 39, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service, was sentenced to 12 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford. In addition, co-defendants Jessica Rosario and Ashley Walker, who were also convicted of conspiracy, were each sentenced to three years probation.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Melissa Marangola and John J. Field, who handled the case, stated that Jimenez owned an income tax return preparation business known as Fast Cash Tax. Between January 2012 and February 2015, the defendant conspired with other employees, including Jessica Rosario and Ashley Walker, of Fast Cash Tax to prepare false tax returns on behalf of numerous clients. The returns were falsified to increase the amount of the Earned Income Tax Credit claimed, which yielded larger refunds for the clients than they were entitled to receive. In total, the conspiracy netted approximately $105,000 in fraudulently obtained refunds.
The sentencings are the result of an investigation by Special Agents with the Internal Revenue Service, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge James D. Robnett.