Thursday, February 9th, 2017

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

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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