Newark tax preparer gets six months

A federal judge today sentenced a Newark tax preparer to six months in prison for preparing numerous false individual income tax returns on behalf of his customers, resulting in a significant tax loss to the IRS, according to U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman.  

Carlo St. Jean, 40, previously pleaded guilty mid-trial to counts one, three, six, nine, 10, 11, and 13 of the Superseding Indictment against him. 

Each count charged the defendant with aiding and assisting in the preparation and presentation of false and fraudulent tax returns to the IRS – from 2004 through 2006. 

St. Jean entered his guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler, who imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court. Newark tax preparer gets six months