A man who helped others on their taxes has been charged with 50 counts of aiding and assisting his clients to submit false and fraudulent tax returns, which resulted in a loss of over $630,000.

According to court documents in White Plains Federal Court, 59-year-old Samuel Gentle, of Mount Vernon operated a tax preparation business called GenGen, Inc., in Westchester. From 2009-2012, Gentle’s business allegedly prepared and submitted about 3,400 tax returns each year. Some of the tax returns were fraudulent with various inflated deductions for business expenses and gifts to charity.

An undercover operation allegedly exposed Gentle’s illegal operation. An undercover IRS agent posed as a client. The agent provided the suspect with a W-2 showing income and wages. Despite showing no records to support any deductions, Gentle included false deductions on the tax return he prepared for the client.

Gentle faces a maximum of three years in prison for each of the 50 counts.

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