Tucson tax return preparer sentenced to prison for role in obtaining fraudulent refunds


Date: November 16, 2020

Contact: newsroom@ci.irs.gov

Tucson, Ariz. – Adan Ramirez of Tucson, Arizona, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Rosemary Marquez to six months in prison and ordered to pay $100,479 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Ramirez previously pleaded guilty to aiding and assisting the preparation of false tax returns. Ramirez presented fraudulent claims for wages, withholdings, dependents, Earned Income Credits (EIC), and Additional Child Tax Credits (ACTC) to obtain tax refunds.

The IRS Criminal Investigation division conducted the investigation in this case.

The Financial Crimes Unit of the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona, Tucson, handled the prosecution.