Fraud Friday: Inflated bills of sale - Spidell

Fraud Friday: Inflated bills of sale

A Columbus, Ohio, tax attorney was sentenced to 18 months in prison for providing the IRS with false documents and misleading information to help his client cover up tax fraud. The attorney provided false, inflated bills of sale to support depreciation deductions on medical equipment. He also lied to a revenue officer, causing her to believe that some of the taxpayer’s entities were defunct with no assets which led her to close the collection cases. In January 2017, the taxpayer pleaded guilty to drug, tax, and fraud charges, but died before sentencing in that case. (

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