Thursday, June 13, 2013

Lanisha D. Applewhite Charged With Aiding and Assisting the Preparation of False TAX Returns and Identity Fraud


Source- http://www.justice.gov/tax/2013/txdv13677.htm

WASHINGTON – Lanisha D. Applewhite of Richmond, Calif., was indicted by a federal grand jury in San Francisco, for aiding and assisting the preparation and presentation of false and fraudulent federal income tax returns as well as identity fraud, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced today.

According to the indictment, from 2008 through 2011, Applewhite, a return preparer, aided and assisted in the preparation and presentation of false and fraudulent federal income tax returns containing claims for deductions and credits to which her clients were not entitled. In addition, six counts allege that Applewhite used individuals' Social Security numbers without lawful authority in preparing false federal income tax returns.

The maximum penalty for aiding and assisting the preparation of false claims is three years in prison and a fine of $250,000 for each count of conviction. The maximum penalty for each count of identity fraud is 15 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.

An indictment is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.



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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Leo! Hi KiKi Joe- Muffin manx says she thinks you're great. She sits on my lap while I read.

Question: Am I safe in assuming many of the tax return frauds consist of falsifying one's exemptions (i.e. child exemptions) I have a funny feeling that's what's going on, of course it's only an assumption..

cheers- love the site, watch out for spammers!

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