New Windsor Tax Preparer, Eversley Barrett Sentenced In White Plains Federal Court To 6 Months In Prison For Filing False Tax Returns
(STL.News) Audrey Strauss, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that EVERSLEY BARRETT, a tax preparer and owner of a tax preparation business named Eversley Tax, in New Windsor, New York, was sentenced yesterday in White Plains federal court to six months in prison after previously pleading guilty to 16 counts of an 84-count Indictment. The Indictment charged him with preparing false and fraudulent individual income tax returns for his clients and himself, and tax evasion. BARRETT was sentenced by United States District Judge Vincent Briccetti.
U.S. Attorney Strauss said: “Eversley Barrett abused his position of trust as a tax preparer by filing false tax returns on behalf of his clients and himself. He caused over half a million dollars in losses to the IRS, all for his own unjust enrichment. Mr. Barrett’s sentence sends a message that dishonest practices by tax preparers will be justly punished.”
In imposing sentence, Judge Briccetti observed that a term of imprisonment was important because of the seriousness of BARRETT’s crimes and the need to promote deterrence in tax cases.