IRS Nabs Costa Mesa Tax Preparer For Claiming False Deductions

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Based on an Internal Revenue Service investigation and a 50-count federal grand jury indictment issued this week, authorities today arrested a Costa Mesa tax preparer in Prescott, Arizona.

Ronald Vernon Strawn, 67, will face charges that he fraudulently prepared income tax forms that focused on manufacturing false deductions, according to the IRS criminal division.

The Tax Man isn't happy because Strawn allegedly listed more than $6.5 million in fake business losses on at least 50 tax returns, the IRS claims.

The government's statement on the case does not specify the period of the alleged false filings.

Strawn, who was caught cheating in 2008, now faces 150 years in prison and a $5 million fine if he is convicted by Assistant United States Attorney Todd T. Tristan.

For all of you thinking about cheating on next week's filing, consider this: Leslie P. DeMarco, IRS Special Agent in Los Angeles, says think again or risk serious consequences.

Last month, I broke the news that another Costa Mesa income tax preparer, "Sal the 1040 Gal," got sentenced to a 10-month prison term for filing fraudulent tax deductions as well as stealing her client's tax refunds.

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costa mesa dj
costa mesa dj

People will always cheat but a better system would make it less tempting.

Tactical Flash
Tactical Flash

The IRS is nothing more than the Thug,Bully arm of the private banking cartel.  They are NOT a government agency, They are a private banking entity.  Do you think the money they take from you is actually used for the countries improvement or safety?  Not!  Your money goes back to England.  Research it, Its very deceptive and criminal.

Grumpy_gorilla2u
Grumpy_gorilla2u

If you have no jobs then how do you pay your taxes? You are not getting a paycheck for doing nothing. Am I right or am I wrong?

Gregory Williams
Gregory Williams

We need more prosecutions of tax scammer's lets find out if Mitt Romney is hiding ill gotten gain in his foreign bank accounts.

Time to close the you can take your money out of the US tax free loop holes.

Raymundo Garcia
Raymundo Garcia

flat tax will never work say you make it 9% will what about the poor person who only makes 10K a year and you want to take 900 away from them. the only way a flat tax would work is if u raised the bar the tax would not kick in until the 50k mark

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

And tons more TAX CHEATERS get away with it because our tax system has too many complicated tax deductions.  Install a FLAT TAX and be done with it.  

mike
mike

How can you install a flat tax when the range of income various so widely you moron.  Who's going to decide the flat rate...you?

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