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June 27, 2016

Posted  June 27, 2016

A Fulshear, Texas, woman was sentenced to 40 months in prison following her conviction on three counts of filing false federal tax returns and one count of corruptly endeavoring to obstruct and impede the due administration of the internal revenue laws, announced the Justice Department’s Tax Division. Tamny Denise Westbrooks, 53, was convicted in November 2015 after a four-day jury trial in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. According to the evidence at trial and court documents, Westbrooks was the day-to-day manager of JATS Tax Service, a tax preparation business located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Westbrooks, who worked for JATS as an independent contractor, underreported her net profits by inflating her business expenses for tax years 2007, 2008 and 2009. She also obstructed and impeded the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by filing false tax returns for herself and others and by paying workers in cash while failing to file the required W-2 or 1099 forms reporting their compensation. DOJ

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