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Woodbury Tax Preparer Charged with Preparing False Returns,
The indictment was returned on
According to the indictment, THORNDIKE was the founder and owner of
The indictment alleges that, in the course of preparing many of his clients’ tax returns, THORNDIKE improperly reduced the amount of tax due in a variety of ways, including falsely claiming deductions for charitable contributions and falsely claiming deductions for job expenses.
The indictment further alleges that, in
After THORNDIKE entered a plea of not guilty to the charges, he was released on a
If convicted, THORNDIKE faces a maximum term of imprisonment of three years and a fine of up to
U.S. Attorney Fein stressed that an indictment is not evidence of guilt. Charges are only allegations, and each defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
This case is being investigated by the