A Glasgow federal tax return preparer pleaded guilty to charges of aiding and assisting in the preparation of false income tax returns on Monday, according to a press release from the office of David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.
Greg P. Denham, 47, pleaded in front of Chief United States District Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr., in the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Kentucky at Bowling Green.
On April 11, 2012, a Bowling Green grand jury returned a 35-count indictment against Denham, alleging he knowingly assisted in the preparation of materially false tax returns. The returns were filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the release stated.
Denham pleaded guilty to all counts of the indictment and admitted that between February 2006 and May 2009, he prepared individual income tax returns for other individuals that misrepresented and under-reported taxes owed by these taxpayers, the release stated.
The returns were prepared for tax years 2005 through 2008. The indictment alleges that the returns in question claimed business expenses that Denham knew the taxpayers did not actually incur, or that were not actual business expenses.
At sentencing, Denham faces no more than three years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and a term of one year supervised release on each count. McKinley scheduling a sentencing date for Feb. 14, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. in Bowling Green.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Weiser and was investigated by the IRS, Division of Criminal Investigation.