Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Crimes and Punishment Bring the Feds to Town
Bloomfield Life is breaking the news that a Bloomfield tax preparer was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for preparing returns he knew were false, in order to get his clients large refunds to which they were not entitled, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: Rigot Joseph, the sole owner of RJM Professional Tax Services, aided and assisted in the preparation of tax returns that claimed fabricated and inflated Schedule A itemized deductions for his clients. Joseph met with clients at the business in East Orange, where he prepared their tax returns for a fee. For filing years 2003 through 2007, Joseph prepared client tax returns that claimed deductions based on false gifts to charity, false job expenses and other false miscellaneous expenses, in order to obtain large refunds for his clients.