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Tax Advisor Proprietor Sentenced to Federal Jail for Inside Income Service Fraud | USAO-WDLA

SHREVEPORT, La. – Angelena Adams, 52, of Princeton, Louisiana, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote to 27 months in prison followed by one year of supervised release and $ 188,328 in compensation for Internal Revenue Service (IRS) fraud said Acting US Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook.

Angelena Adams, aka Angelena Morris, was charged with tax fraud by a federal grand jury in May 2020. On March 15, 2021, she pleaded guilty to having made and subscribed to a false declaration. Adams worked in the field of tax filing from 2008 to 2015. From 2012 to 2015, Adams opened and operated Angie’s Tax Service, a tax filing company in Ringgold, Louisiana.

Angie’s Tax Service prepared and submitted customer tax returns electronically to the IRS. Angie’s Tax Service business revenues were deposited into Adams’ personal bank account. Adams did not report the income from the company on their Form 1040, US Individual Income Tax Return for the 2013, 2014, and 2015 tax years, which greatly reduced their Adjusted Gross Income for those tax years. On or about October 15, 2014, Adams completed and filed a false 2013 tax return stating that her Adjusted Gross Income in 2013 was $ 166,011 when her Adjusted Gross Income was, in fact, significantly higher 2013 gross income of $ 702,855 for filing tax returns.

The IRS – Criminal Investigation conducted the investigation and US Assistant Attorney Jessica D. Cassidy was pursuing the case.

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