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April 7, 2016

Posted  April 7, 2016

A Staten Island, New York, tax return preparer and business owner was sentenced to prison for preparing false federal income tax returns. Alabi Gbangbala aka Babatunde Alabi Babaia, 52, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Carol Bagley Amon to serve 18 months in prison, followed by one year of supervised release, and ordered to pay $178,209 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). According to court documents and in-court statements, Gbangbala was the operator of Broadfield, a tax return preparation business located in Staten Island. For tax years 2008 and 2009, Gbangbala prepared false federal individual income tax returns for Broadfield clients by, among other things, failing to report accurate exemptions, falsifying business receipts and losses on Schedules C, and inflating or fabricating charitable contributions and unreimbursed employee expenses. He also filed false tax returns for himself by underreporting his income for tax years 2008 through 2010. DOJ

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