Colorado Tax Preparer Charged for Filing False Returns

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DENVER – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announces that a Federal Grand Jury has returned an indictment charging Jimmie Lucero with eight counts of aiding or assisting in the preparation of false and fraudulent federal income tax returns.

According to the allegations in the indictment, between 2016 and 2018, Lucero prepared individual tax returns for clients that Lucero knew included materially false amounts of reportable taxable income. The false tax returns were then submitted to the Internal Revenue Service.

Each count of aiding or assisting in the preparation of false and fraudulent federal income tax returns carries a penalty of up to three years imprisonment and a fine of up to $250,000.

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This case is being investigated by Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Jeremy Sibert is handling the prosecution.

The charges contained in the indictment are allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty

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