Charges Allege Fraud From Gary Tax Preparer

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -

The former owner of a tax preparation business in Gary could be facing federal prison time on fraud charges. The U.S. Department of Justice says the grand jury indictment alleges John Newlin trained and encouraged employees to file tax returns for clients that contained false business income and tax credit claims.

Newlin owned and operated Quick Sam Tax Service from 2008 to 2012.

The indictment also charges that Newlin later worked with another tax preparer in Georgia to file false claims after his electronic filing privileges has already been revoked. The allegations and charges were announced by Justice Department Tax Division Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart Goldberg and Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana Clifford Johnson.

If convicted, Newlin could serve up to five years in prison on a conspiracy count, three for attempted interfere with the administration of the internal revenue laws and three years per count of aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns. He could also receive a period of supervised release, restitution and monetary penalties.

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