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Enid Tax Preparer to Serve Five Years’ Probation, Weekend Confinement, and Home Detention for Filing a False Tax Return

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Oklahoma
Ordered to Pay $168,481.45 in Restitution to the IRS

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – CESAR E. LEON, owner and operator of Cesar’s Tax Service in Enid, Oklahoma, has been sentenced for filing a false tax return, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.  

United States District Judge Stephen P. Friot sentenced Leon to serve five years of probation, to include 21 days of weekend confinement followed by nine months of home detention.  In addition, Judge Friot ordered Leon to pay $168,481.45 in restitution to the IRS for unpaid taxes.

Leon was charged on January 12, 2015, with falsely reporting that he had $0.00 of taxable income on his 2009 tax return.  He pled guilty on January 22, 2015.  As part of his plea, Leon agreed to pay restitution to the IRS for all unpaid taxes he owed for the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 calendar years, which totaled $168,481.45.

This case is the result of an investigation by the IRS-Criminal Investigation and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Julia E. Barry. 

Updated February 4, 2016