Birmingham man pleads guilty to falsifying tax returns


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December 25 2021 12:00 am

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama tax preparer has pleaded guilty to filing false returns on behalf of his clients and himself.

U.S. Attorney Prim Escalona said 27-year-old Jamichael D. Whiteside, of Gadsden, entered the guilty plea Thursday in federal court.

A local news out reports Whiteside entered the plea to one count of aiding or assisting in the preparation of a false tax return and making and subscribing a false tax return before U.S. District Judge R. David Proctor. Escalona’s office said Whiteside’s false returns resulted in a tax loss of more than $140,000.

A sentencing date has not been announced.

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