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Tax Prepared Convicted for Filing Hundreds of Bogus Returns

Posted by Courtney Pilchmann | Oct 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

An Orange man was sentenced to 5 years in prison federal prison for filing hundreds of fax tax returns. Ernesto Jesus Suarez, would prepare accurate returns for clients and then provide them with their refund from his own personal account. Then he would falsify their expenses and deductions creating a larger return that he would then keep.

Federal prosecutors say Suarez made out with about $1.4 million in fraudulently obtained returns. In addition to the 5 years in prison, Suarez is also ordered to pay $753,000 in restitution.

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Courtney Pilchman is a certified criminal law specialist who was a Deputy District Attorney for over six years prior to becoming a criminal defense attorney. She was a member of some of the most elite prosecution units including crimes against children, family violence, and sexual assault. She pr...


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