FLORIDA News: Pensacola Tax Preparer, Benell English Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison for Preparing False Tax Returns

FLORIDA News: Pensacola Tax Preparer, Benell English Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison for Preparing False Tax Returns

PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Benell English, 57, of Pensacola, was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison Wednesday and ordered to pay $182,877 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service after having been found guilty on May 23 of preparing false tax returns. The sentence was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.

English, the tax return preparer at Select Tax Service on E Street in Pensacola, prepared and filed false tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service between 2013 and 2017 by fraudulently increasing or decreasing taxpayers’ income to maximize refunds.

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