Friday, May 25th, 2018

Civil RICO Class Action Filed Against Crooked Tax Preparers Who Prey on Immigrants

Sam Rock writes:

"Dear Advocates,

Sam
Rock and David Carter filed a RICO and fraud class action in the
Northern District of Georgia
against several tax preparers alleging a
scheme of fraudulently claiming the child tax credit and additional
child tax credit to the detriment of their clients.  The clients were
undocumented workers who did not speak English.  The preparers claimed
the child tax credit and additional child tax credit for dependents who
did not live in the United States.  The client is in removal proceedings
and had to amend tax returns to attempt to overcome a challenge to good
moral character in a non-LPR cancellation of removal case.  After
amending the returns the individual will owe more then $20,000 in taxes
and penalty.  I expect that