Andre Craig, age 32, of St. Louis, Missouri pled guilty today to the offense of Filing a False Federal Income Tax Return, which carries a maximum possible penalty of up to three years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for February 15, 2013.
The Indictment charged a total of eight individuals. Andre Craig admitted to participating as a part of a scheme that prepared and provided false Forms W-2 to friends and relatives for the purpose of enabling them to file false federal income tax returns and receive false federal tax refunds. The W-2's were falsified in representing that certain individuals were employees of Masters Touch Cleaning Services, Inc., a Missouri corporation. The W-2's also falsely represented wages paid, falsely represented federal income taxes withheld, falsely represented Social Security taxes withheld, and falsely represented Medicare taxes withheld.