An Alaskan tax preparer has been charged with six counts of preparing false income tax returns for clients whose main business was selling illegal drugs.
Rebecca Renae Powell, a resident of Wasilla, Alaska (coincidentally the same home town as former Governor Sarah Palin), allegedly began preparing tax returns in 2007 for a friend who sold marijuana. Because the drug income was not reported, Powell’s friend was allegedly able to claim the Earned Income Credit for tax years 2003 through 2007, according to prosecutors.
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