On Monday, December 4, 2017, it was announced that a Brooklyn, New York resident had pleaded guilty to aiding and assisting in the preparation of a fraudulent tax return. 45-year-old Maria Munoz owned and operated a Brooklyn-based tax preparation business called Munoz Multiservices Corporation. From 2010 to 2012, the defendant prepared fraudulent tax returns for clients.
These returns contained inflated or fictitious deductions for gifts to charity, personal property taxes, unreimbursed employee expenses, and other expenses. In total, Munoz agreed that she caused a tax loss of $136,789. Munoz will be sentenced before United States District Court Judge Kiyo A. Matsumoto on April 26, 2018.
At the time of sentencing, the defendant will face a statutory maximum sentence of three years in prison. Additional details can be found here.