Salt Lake City federal court bars CPA from preparing tax returns for others
A federal court in Salt Lake City has permanently barred Dick Jenkins, a CPA from Heber City, Utah, from preparing tax returns for others, the Justice Department announced last week. U.S. District Judge Dale A. Kimball entered the civil injunction order, finding that Jenkins requested more than $393 million in fraudulent income tax refunds for customers using "a tax fraud scheme that involves filing fraudulent federal income tax returns and other frivolous documents with the IRS on behalf of his customers." Judge Kimball also said, "[g]iven the sheer brazenness of Jenkins's conduct, he is essentially stealing (and attempting to steal) from the U.S. Treasury."