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Baltimore tax preparer sentenced for role in fraud scheme

Posted at 12:09 PM, Aug 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-14 12:09:41-04

A Baltimore woman was sentenced to four years in prison after being convicted of helping her clients file false tax returns or not filing corporate tax returns at all, the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland said in a statement Tuesday.

Tynisha Martin Kadiri, 40, was convicted in April for assisting in the filing of false income tax returns and for failing to file corporate tax returns. She must undergo one year of supervised release following her prison term, and she must pay $90,895 in restitution.

Kadiri owned three tax preparation businesses in west Baltimore, where she filed false and fraudulent tax returns for her clients, according to evidence presented at trial. The false returns included business receipts that clients did not receive, losses the businesses didn't incur, and phony business the clients didn't conduct. The fraud allowed the clients to collect larger tax refunds than what they were entitled. Kadiri also did not file corporate income taxes for her businesses for 2014 and 2015.