The Department of Justice is committed to using all available law enforcement tools to recover tax revenue, punish tax offenders, and to prevent future misconduct. People who promote, facilitate, or engage in plans or schemes to avoid reporting their income or another person's income are risking penalties and, where appropriate, criminal prosecution.
Today's plea is the result of determined efforts by United States investigators and attorneys working to vindicate the trust the American people deserve to have in the institutions of their government, including the tax system that supports it. People who enrich themselves by engaging in illegal activities compound their crimes by failing to pay taxes on their ill-gotten gains.
The Justice Department is working vigorously to stop the preparation and filing of the false or fraudulent returns that unfairly shift the tax burden to honest American taxpayers. People who hire others to prepare their returns should review their returns carefully to make sure that they are true, correct, and complete.