Louisiana Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Making and Subscribing a False Tax Return

Published 7:23 am Tuesday, October 18, 2022

CLEVELAND – Jamika Raymond, 38, of Slidell, Louisiana, pleaded guilty today to one count of making and subscribing a false tax return.

According to court documents, Raymond was a tax preparer and operated a tax preparation business where she prepared tax returns on behalf of others.  Court documents state that in February 2016, Raymond knowingly underreported business income earned for the calendar year 2015 on her tax return.  Court documents also state that Raymond’s actual income was substantially more than what was reported on her induvial tax return.

Raymond is scheduled to be sentenced on February 7, 2023 and faces a maximum possible sentence of three years in prison.

The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by IRS Criminal Investigations (CI) and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Brian M. McDonough and Robert J. Patton.