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April 14, 2016

Posted  April 14, 2016

Three tax return preparers based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, were sentenced to prison for their involvement with a fraudulent return-preparation business with multiple storefronts in the Minneapolis area. According to the evidence presented at the trial, Ishmael Kosh, Amadou Sangaray, Francis Saygbay and a fourth individual, Chatonda Khofi, 50, of St. Paul, Minnesota, established a storefront location of Primetime Tax Services Inc. (Primetime), a tax return preparation business in the Minneapolis area. Along with a fifth individual, David Mwangi, 47, of Arlington, Texas, the defendants prepared over 2,000 fraudulent individual income tax returns on behalf of customers of Primetime for filing with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for the years 2006, 2007 and 2008. The defendants also prepared approximately 1,700 fraudulent state income tax returns for filing with the state of Minnesota for those years. At the sentencing hearing, Judge Tunheim found that the defendants’ conduct caused a total tax loss of between $1.5 and $3.5 million. DOJ

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