A Texas man was sentenced to five years of home confinement and ordered to pay $273,372 in restitution for preparing false tax returns.

According to court documents, Richard Medina Sr., 68, of San Antonio, Texas, operated an unnamed and unregistered tax return preparation business out of his residence from 2013 to 2016.

Medina prepared false federal income tax returns for his clients by claiming false credits, retirement accounts, and itemized deductions. Medina fraudulently maximized tax credits to generate undue tax refunds, causing a loss of more than $273,000. Medina was also required to notify the bankruptcy trustee of all forms of income after filing for bankruptcy in 2013 but lied under oath about income from his tax preparation business.

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