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Pittsburgh Tax Preparer Sentenced for Filing False Returns

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced by Chief District Judge Mark R. Hornak in Pittsburgh on charges of aiding and assisting in the preparation and presentation of false and fraudulent income tax returns, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

Jamar White had earlier entered a plea of guilty to tax charges covering the years 2010 through 2014 during which time he created false tax returns for a number of clients while acting as a paid tax return preparer. Mr. White created false deductions which did not in fact represent the actual income and eligible deductions of many of his various clients. By fictionalizing various deductions for things such as gifts to charity and business expenses, which did not in fact exist, Mr. White was able to secure refunds for clients to which they were not in fact entitled.

Judge Hornak sentenced Mr. White to serve four months in prison, pay restitution to the Internal Revenue Service of $67,000, pay a special assessment of $500 and undergo 12 months of Supervised Release once he is released from prison.

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

Updated November 23, 2021