11th Circ. Backs Preparers' $15M Tax Fraud Conviction

Law360, New York (November 5, 2013, 2:21 PM EST) -- The Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday affirmed the convictions of the owner of a Montgomery, Alabama-based tax preparation business and his assistant, who were accused of preparing fraudulent tax returns and defrauding the government out of $15 million.

The appeals court said there was enough evidence presented at trial for a jury to convict James Moss, owner of the now defunct tax preparation business Flash Tax, and his assistant Avada Jenkins. Moss, Jenkins and other Flash Tax employees prepared thousands of false tax returns, cheating the government...
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