A Minnesota man was sentenced to 27 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to file false tax returns for enormous profit.
In his plea agreement, Solomon Frank-Sawari admitted to obstructing the Internal Revenue Service and the state of Minnesota.
From 2007 through 2009, Frank-Sawari conspired with his two co-conspirators and others to prepare fraudulent tax returns for customers of his tax preparation services, Merit Tax Service of Robbinsdale and Capitol Income Tax of Minneapolis.
Frank-Sawari admitted that the returns included false income and fraudulent information. The tax loss was estimated at between $80,000 and $200,000.