Cincinnati man charged in IRS Income Tax Refund scheme

A federal grand jury here has indicted Anthony Oliver, 37, of Cincinnati, Ohio, charging him with six counts of making false claims for federal income tax refunds with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Between January 2007 and January 2008, Oliver was accused of submitting a series of false and fraudulent claims for income tax refunds totaling approximately $36,022. It is alleged that Oliver recruited and caused other individuals to prepare and file federal income tax returns that made false claims for refunds.

An indictment is merely an accusation. All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. Making false claims for federal income tax refunds is punishable by up to five years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anne L. Porter and was investigated by special agents of IRS-Criminal Investigation.

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