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Owner of Tax Preparation Business Sentenced to Federal Prison for Defrauding the Internal Revenue Service


Angelena Adams, 52, of Princeton, Louisiana, was
sentenced today by United States District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote to spend 27 months in
prison, followed by 1 year of supervised release and restitution to be paid in the amount
of $188,328, for defrauding the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Acting United States
Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced.

Angelena Adams, a.k.a Angelena Morris, was indicted by a federal grand jury on
tax fraud charges in May 2020. She pleaded guilty on March 15, 2021 to making and
subscribing to a false return. Adams worked in the tax return preparation business from
2008 through 2015. Beginning in 2012 and continuing through 2015, Adams opened and
operated Angie’s Tax Service, a tax return preparation business in Ringgold, Louisiana.

Angie’s Tax Service prepared and submitted client tax returns electronically to the
IRS. The business income from Angie’s Tax Service was deposited into Adams’ personal
bank account. Adams did not report the income from the business on her Form 1040, U.S.
Individual Income Tax Return for tax years 2013, 2014 and 2015 which, as a result, greatly
reduced her adjusted gross income for those tax years. On or about October 15, 2014,
Adams completed and filed a false tax return for tax year 2013 stating that her adjusted
gross income in 2013 was $166,011, when in truth and in fact, her adjusted gross income
was substantially more than that, with gross receipts totaling $702,855 during 2013 for
tax return preparation.

The IRS – Criminal Investigation conducted the investigation and Assistant U.S.
Attorney Jessica D. Cassidy prosecuted the case.

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