Imagine filing your federal taxes and a message comes back saying you've already filed.
This year alone, the Internal Revenue Service is investigating more than 500 cases of identity theft refund fraud. The IRS is cracking down and has hired three thousand employees to focus solely on identity theft... more »
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A Dallas woman who owned a Shreveport tax preparing service has pleaded guilty to filing fraudulent claims for federal income tax refunds. Forty-one-year-old Letitia C. Scott faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison and a $250,000 fine following her guilty plea Friday to one... more »
Former assistant district attorney, Floyd Johnson, is heading to federal prison. He plead guilty to one-count of tax evasion in November, but was sentenced to 18 months in prison today. He'll also have to pay back nearly 180 thousand dollars in restitution fees.
United States Attorney, Stephanie Finley, said... more »
NEW ORLEANS - A St. Charles Parish sheriff's deputy and a tax preparer have been indicted on charges they used the identities of prison inmates to fraudulently obtain more than $800,000 in tax refunds. The sheriff's deputy, 42-year-old Warren LeBeauf, and the tax preparer, 36-year-old Tamara Scott-Landry, were charged Thursday... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Two Baton Rouge tax preparers have been indicted on charges they helped prepare false tax returns for clients. A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted Cynthia Peters of Jasmine and Melissa's Tax Service on seven counts of aiding in the preparation of false tax returns. A... more »
LAFEYETTE, La. (AP) Two south Louisiana tax preparers have been charged with preparing fraudulent tax returns. An indictment handed up Thursday charges 45-year-old Angela Gallow, of Oberlin, and 59-year-old Cella Gallow, of Mamou, with conspiracy and assisting in the preparation of fraudulent tax returns. Federal prosecutors say the Gallows filed... more »
Angela M. Gallow, 45, of Oberlin, La., and Cella "Ceanne" J. Gallow, 59, of Mamou, La., were charged today with conspiracy and assisting in the preparation of fraudulent tax returns, Acting United States Attorney William J. Flanagan announced. An initial appearance for both defendants to appear in U.S. District Court... more »