Three Mexia tax preparers indicted on federal charges that they filed false claims to the IRS on behalf of staff and customers for years were sentenced Tuesday after making plea agreements.
According to documents from the U.S. District Court in Waco, the government alleges people who owned and/or worked at A-Kind Bookkeeping and Tax Service in Mexia, roughly between Jan. 1, 2007 and at least April 15, 2010, filled out tax forms with fake claims, often involving bogus farm or business losses.
A-Kind owner Patricia “Sissy” Foley, who pleaded guilty in June to one count of conspiracy to commit tax fraud, was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. In addition, she was ordered to pay $842,815 restitution to the IRS.
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