Baltimore, Maryland – A federal jury convicted Tynisha Martin Kadiri, age 39, of Baltimore, Maryland, on charges of assisting in the filing of false income tax returns and failure to file corporate tax returns.

The conviction was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur and Special Agent in Charge Kimberly Lappin of the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation, Washington, D.C. Field Office.

Evidence presented at the six-day trial showed that Kadiri, who owned three tax preparation businesses in west Baltimore, filed false and fraudulent tax returns for her client-taxpayers. These false returns included business receipts that the taxpayers did not receive, business losses that the taxpayers did not incur and false or fictitious businesses. These false statements resulted in the clients receiving larger refunds than they were entitled to. In addition, evidence presented at trial proved that Kadiri had not filed federal corporate income tax returns for her businesses for tax years 2014 and 2015.

Kadiri faces a maximum sentence of up to three years in prison per count and a fine of $250,000 for aiding or assisting in the filing of false income tax returns and one year in prison for willful failure to file a return.

United States Attorney Robert K. Hur commended the IRS for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Hur thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Phil Selden and Matthew Maddox, who prosecuted the case.