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Tax Preparer Sent to Prison for False Tax Returns

By Press release submission | Jan 12, 2020

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U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Arizona issued the following announcement on Jan. 10.

On January 7, 2020, Sandra Gamboa, 49, of Phoenix, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Susan R. Bolton to twelve months and one day of imprisonment. Gamboa pleaded guilty to filing false income tax returns. 

     Gamboa operated SGB Enterprises, a tax preparation business, through which she filed multiple false federal income tax returns with the IRS. For her own tax return, Gamboa listed false information to fraudulently reduce her tax liability. For some of the clients of her tax preparation business, she secretly changed the numbers in the income tax returns before filing them with the IRS, generating falsely-inflated refunds that Gamboa kept for herself. In addition to imprisonment, Ms. Gamboa was ordered to pay $101,287 in restitution to the IRS.

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation. The prosecution was handled by James R. Knapp, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.

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