Tax preparer pleads guilty to filing false returns

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans tax preparer has pleaded guilty to filing false claims against the United States.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says 30-year-old Lekeith Robinson entered the plea Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan.

According to court documents, Robinson owned and operated a tax preparation business called Solid Rock II Inc. Between 2009 and May 2010, authorities say he prepared fraudulent tax returns seeking refunds totaling about $93,804. Authorities say the returns contained false dependent information and false household income.

Robinson faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Sentencing is set for Nov. 7.

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