JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Two Jacksonville men were indicted on counts of defrauding the government and multiple counts of aiding and assisting in the preparation of false income tax returns Tuesday.
Antonio Gadsden, 37, faces up to three years in federal prison for each of his four false preparation charges.
Troy Solomon, 29, was also charged with 16 counts of wire fraud, one count of aggravated identity theft and one count of willful failure to file a return, according to Florida Department of Justice.
According to the indictment, Solomon and Gadsden worked at Solomon's Tax Services, LLC and conspired to defraud the United States by preparing returns using false information to maximize the refund amount received.
The indictment alleges that larger refunds resulted in more tax preparation business, which led to greater tax preparation fees.
Solomon allegedly stole the identity of an individual in order to participate in the IRS E-File Program, through which Solomon obtained an Electronic Filing Identification Number.
Both men were arrested on federal warrants Tuesday.
First Coast News