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Former IRS Employee, Husband Plead to Filing More Than $160,000 in False Tax Returns

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

Memphis, TN – A married couple pled guilty this week to defrauding the government of more than $160,000 in false tax returns.

According to the indictment, Ahmed Grant and his wife, Lillian Madyun, a former Internal Revenue Services (IRS) employee, used their tax preparation business, Superfast Taxes, to file false 2010 federal income tax returns. Many citizens were victimized during the defendants’ fraudulent scheme.

The defendants had several satellite locations for Superfast Taxes throughout the inner-city at which they employed contract tax preparers. After employees prepared tax return files, the defendants would then review and adjust the files before submitting false claims to the IRS. They utilized an electronic filing identification number to process and file the tax returns.

Several refundable tax credits, such as Schedule C and the American Opportunity Credit, were fraudulently used by the defendants to inflate their clients’ tax returns. Unaware of the defendants’ illicit behavior, the IRS paid more than $160,000 in false credits to Superfast Taxes.

On Thursday, August 13th, both Grant and Madyun pled guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud against the United States.

Both defendants face a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment. They also face individual fines of up to $250,000.

They will both be sentenced by Judge Sheryl H. Lipman on November 13, 2015.

The case is being investigated by the IRS.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Damon K. Griffin is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

Updated August 14, 2015