Prison for Louisiana tax preparer in fraud case
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A former tax preparer from north Louisiana has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for defrauding the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Shreveport said Friday.
Angelena Adams, 52, of the Princeton community in Bossier Parish was ordered to serve 27 months in prison and pay restitution of more than $188,000.
“She pleaded guilty on March 15, 2021 to making and subscribing to a false return,” the release from acting U.S. Attorney Alexander Van Hook said.
Prosecutors said Adams filed a false tax return for tax year 2013 stating that her adjusted gross income was $166,011, when in it was really much higher, with gross receipts from her tax preparation business totaling $702,855. The news release also said Adams did not report income from her tax preparation business in Ringgold for the tax years 2013, 2014 and 2015.