Former tax preparer sentenced for tax fraud

 

Date: March 2, 2020

Contact: newsroom@ci.irs.gov

BOSTON – A former tax preparer operating under the business "Skylimits Tax Service and Consulting" was sentenced today in federal court in Worcester for filing false income tax returns.

Sebastian Adzadi was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to time served, one year of supervised release and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $131,077. In October 2019, Adzadi pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and assisting in the preparation and presentation of false income tax returns.

Adzadi operated "Skylimits Tax Service and Consulting" in Worcester. For tax years 2013 through 2016, Adzadi prepared hundreds of tax returns for numerous clients that included false Schedule A "Itemized Deductions" including medical expenses, charitable contributions and unreimbursed business expenses. The IRS estimates that Adzadi's fraud caused a total loss of approximately $829,000.

Kristina O'Connell, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service's Criminal Investigations in Boston made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Michelle L. Dineen Jerrett and Lucy Sun of Lelling's Worcester Branch Office prosecuted the case.