A federal grand jury in Detroit, Michigan charged a Detroit tax preparer with 15 charges of aiding in the preparation and assisting false tax returns.
According to the indictment Daneilla Allen was a tax preparer who prepared false individual income tax returns. In an attempt to get clients more refunds than they were entitled to, Allen allegedly prepared 2015, tax returns in which she falsely claimed deductions and business losses. According to the indictment, Allen allegedly made additional false tax returns even though she was notified by IRS-Criminal Investigation special agents that she was being investigated for falsely filing tax returns.
Daneilla Alley faces a maximum sentence of three years imprisonment for each count of false returns. After considering all relevant U.S. factors, a federal district court judge will decide any sentence. The Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.
Acting Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg from the Justice Department’s Tax Division made this announcement.
Trial attorneys Sam Bean and Jeffrey A. McLellan from the Justice Department’s Tax Division will be prosecuting the case.
An indictment is only an allegation. All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt in a court.