Escambia Tax Preparer Indicted For Filing False Federal Tax Forms

March 13, 2018

An Escambia County man has been indicted for allegedly filing false federal tax forms.

Benell English, 57, was arraigned in U.S. District Court on 18 counts of filing false returns.

The indictment alleges that English, a tax return preparer at Select Tax Service in Pensacola, prepared and filed false tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service for various individuals between 2013 and 2017. The indictment alleges that English falsely represented the taxpayers’ Schedule A itemized deductions, Schedule C business losses or profits, or household employee income.

The maximum penalty for each count of preparing false tax returns is three years in prison. The trial is scheduled for April 19, 2018, at the United States Courthouse in Pensacola. This case resulted from an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service—Criminal Investigation and the Social Security Administration-Office of Inspector General. Assistant United States Attorney Alicia H. Forbes is prosecuting the case.


One Response to “Escambia Tax Preparer Indicted For Filing False Federal Tax Forms”

  1. No Excuses on March 14th, 2018 2:22 pm

    A possible 54 years in prison for being a fraud. Hope it was worth it.

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