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Ohio CPA Sentenced for Filing False Return

On March 7, 2013, in Columbus, Ohio, Harry H. Jones, formerly of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison and one year of supervised release. Jones pleaded guilty on August 9, 2012 to filing a false federal income tax return. According to court documents, Jones, a certified public accountant, filed a false federal income tax return for 1997 with the IRS, listing his income for that year as $14,153, when the actual amount was higher. Jones performed bookkeeping services for a firm and retained $268,252 in gross profit for his services. In addition, Jones received the amount of $282,671 for factoring gross receipts for another company. Therefore, the total amount of income Jones failed to report on his 1997 federal income tax return was $550,923.


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