Tax preparer Matthew Carl Berry was convicted of federal tax fraud charges for operating a scheme that earned him, family members and associates more than $1 million, according to the Justice Department.

Berry, of Rialto, Calif., was indicted on Sept. 13, 2006, on one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and three counts of filing false income tax returns for his personal taxes during the years of the conspiracy. He allegedly conspired with Karen Berry, Carla Berry, Ivan Johnson and Valerie Dixon, each of whom have already pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States and false preparation.

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