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TAX FRAUD

Tax preparer Hazel McGary, 46 year old Louisiana resident, also known as Hazel Alexander and Hazel Kimbel has been sentenced to 87 months in prison for filing false returns and an additional crime related to tax fraud. Hazel has also been ordered to serve 2 years of supervised release once she is release from prison and pay back $148,673 in restitution to the IRS.
Between 2008 and 2013 McGary operated tax preparation businesses under different names in Baton Rouge and Covington Louisiana (she actually had a drive-up window).
As part of her plea agreement she admitted to filing false returns that claimed artificially high refunds primarily by abusing various credits. She hid the fraud by using names and Social Security numbers of other individuals.
Flint, Michigan- Charles Sanders III has been sentenced to 10 months in prison followed by 5 months in custody in a community correction facility and ordered to repay the IRS $242,052.
He pled guilty in June; he falsely held himself out to be a CPA. In 2008 and 2009 he prepared over two hundred individual income tax returns along with accompanying schedules. An IRS audit revealed that at least 36 of those returns contained false and fraudulent information including fuel tax payments, medical deductions, personal and real property deductions, mortgage interest, charitable contributions and unreimbursed employee expenses.
Miramar, Florida- 34 year old Donald Claude has been sentenced to 40 months in prison and ordered to pay the IRS over $210,000. Claude and his co-conspirators used Social Security numbers and information from college students to file fraudulent returns in order to obtain refunds. In 2009 and 2011 they obtained more than $200,000 in false refunds.