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March 14, 2016

Posted  March 14, 2016

A New York tax return preparer pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York in Central Islip, New York, to one count of aiding and assisting in the preparation of a false tax return. According to court documents, Thelma Rodriguez-Garden, 54, owned and operated a tax preparation business called Garden Insurance Agency Corporation, which was located in Bay Shore, New York. Rodriguez-Garden prepared false individual income tax returns for clients of Garden Insurance Agency for tax years 2008 through 2011. On the tax returns, Rodriguez-Garden included grossly inflated or wholly fictitious itemized deductions for unreimbursed employee expenses. The information to which Rodriguez-Garden pleaded guilty alleges that she filed 47 false tax returns that caused a loss to the government of more than $100,000. DOJ

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