Clearfield County Woman, Kathy Billotte Sentenced to Prison for Preparing False Tax Returns, Falsifying Court Documents
PITTSBURGH (STL.News) A resident of Frenchville, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 27 months’ imprisonment and one year supervised release on her convictions of aiding and assisting in the preparation or filing of a false income tax return and criminal contempt and false statement to the government, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.
Senior United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Kathy Billotte, age 60, of Frenchville, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania.
According to information presented to the court, Billotte was a tax return preparer and operated a tax return preparation business known as “K B Tax Services” in Clearfield County. She falsified annual income tax returns prepared for at least 15 individuals during the period 2013 through 2017, ensuring the individuals received tax refunds to which they were not entitled. Specifically related to the offense to which she pleaded guilty, Billotte prepared and filed on February 26, 2016, a 2015 federal income tax return for a tax payer identified as “T.G.” on which she falsely and fraudulently reported that he/she operated a private business and incurred business expenses, as well as inflated unreimbursed business expenses and charitable donations.