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Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Preparing False Federal Income Returns for Others

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

PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, has pleaded guilty in federal court on charges of Aiding or Assisting in the Preparation or Filing of False Federal Income Tax Returns, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Quincy K. Denson of Clairton pleaded guilty to two counts before United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer.

In connection with the guilty plea, Denson, while a tax preparer at Cititax Tax Refund in Pittsburgh, prepared false federal income tax returns for other persons that included false Schedule C information, and which requested a false tax refund for the taxpayer.

Judge Fischer scheduled the sentencing for October 3, 2019 at 11 a.m. The law provides for a total sentence of three years imprisonment for each count, a fine of $250,000.00 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation conducted the investigation that lead to the prosecution of Quincy K. Denson.

Updated May 1, 2019