The owner of Perez Enterprises, a commercial tax preparation business located in Paterson, N.J., was sentenced Thursday to 40 months in prison for filing false tax returns and aggravated identity theft.

U.S. District Judge Faith S. Hochberg also ordered John Perez, a resident of Paterson, to serve three years of supervised release and pay a $25,000 fine. In addition, Judge Hochberg ordered Perez never to prepare tax returns for others again.

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