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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Pittsburgh Man Charged with Assisting in the Preparation of False 1040 Forms

PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of aiding and assisting in the preparation and presentation of false and fraudulent income tax returns, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

The 31-count indictment, returned yesterday, named Jamar White as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, for the calendar years 2010 through 2014, Jamar White willfully aided and assisted seven different taxpayers in the preparation of 31 IRS Forms 1040 which were false due to fraudulent Schedule A deductions for items such as medical and dental expenses, charitable contributions, various unreimbursed business expenses and tax preparation fees.

At each of the 31 counts, defendant faces a maximum penalty of three years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and 1 year of supervised release. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

The Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated February 8, 2017