BIRMINGHAM– A Phenix City, Alabama, resident was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison for his role in masterminding multiple stolen identity refund fraud (SIRF) schemes, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr. of the Middle District of Alabama.


Court Permanently Bars Jason Stinson, Owner of “Nation Tax Services” from Preparing Tax Returns and Owning a Tax Preparation Business

WASHINGTON — A federal court in Orlando, Florida, has permanently barred Jason Stinson, of Longwood, Florida, from preparing federal tax returns for others and from owning or operating a tax return preparation business, following a six-day bench trial held in 2016, the Justice Department announced […]

IRS Employee Sentenced to Nine Years and Two Months in Prison for Leading $1 Million ID Theft Tax Fraud Scheme

BIRMINGHAM – A federal judge today sentenced an IRS employee to nine years and two months in prison for using her access to taxpayer information to lead a complex, multi-year, $1 million stolen identity refund scheme involving hundreds of victims, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, IRS Criminal Investigation, St. Louis Field Office, Special […]

Court Shuts Down Tax Return Preparer



Preparer Who Allegedly Fabricated Business Losses, Claimed Fraudulent Credits and Misreported Self-Employment Income for Customers Ordered to Stop Preparing Returns […]

Birmingham Man Indicted for Preparing False Tax Returns and Intimidating Witnesses

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury today indicted a Birmingham man for preparing false income tax returns and for intimidating witnesses who the Internal Revenue Service contacted to question about returns he had prepared, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Veronica Hyman-Pillot.