Tax preparer sent to prison for false tax returns


Date: January 10, 2020


PHOENIX – On January 7, 2020, Sandra Gamboa of Phoenix, Arizona, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Susan R. Bolton to twelve months and one day of imprisonment. Gamboa pleaded guilty to filing false income tax returns.

Gamboa operated SGB Enterprises, a tax preparation business, through which she filed multiple false federal income tax returns with the IRS. For her own tax return, Gamboa listed false information to fraudulently reduce her tax liability. For some of the clients of her tax preparation business, she secretly changed the numbers in the income tax returns before filing them with the IRS, generating falsely-inflated refunds that Gamboa kept for herself. In addition to imprisonment, Ms. Gamboa was ordered to pay $101,287 in restitution to the IRS.