Enid Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Filing a False Tax Return
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – CESAR E. LEON, owner and operator of Cesar’s Tax Service in Enid, Oklahoma, pleaded guilty this week to making and subscribing a false 2009 tax return, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.
Leon was charged by information on January 12, 2015, with filing a false tax return for the 2009 calendar year. As part of his guilty plea, Leon admitted that he caused a tax loss amount of between $80,000.00 and $200,000.00 to the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”). He further agreed to pay restitution to the IRS for all taxes due and owing for the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 calendar years. At sentencing, Leon faces up to three years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
This case is the result of an investigation by IRS Criminal Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Julia E. Barry.