United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of New York

06/14/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/13/2024 22:54

Former Utica Tax Preparer Sentenced for Filing False Tax Returns

Press Release

Former Utica Tax Preparer Sentenced for Filing False Tax Returns

Friday, June 14, 2024
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York

UTICA, NEW YORK - Dianna Nolan, 48, of Utica, New York, was sentenced today in federal court in Utica to a 3-year term of probation after previously pleading guilty to filing false federal income tax returns. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Thomas Fattorusso, Executive Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), New York Field Office.

In pleading guilty previously, Nolan admitted that she worked as a professional tax return preparer in Oneida County, New York, between at least 2014 through 2018. On her personal income tax returns for tax years 2017 and 2018, Nolan intentionally did not report all the income she received as a tax return preparer. Nolan also filed income tax returns on behalf of clients that falsely claimed losses from rental properties, thereby reducing the total taxes owed by these clients and causing losses to the IRS.

As part of her sentence, Nolan was also ordered to pay restitution to the IRS totaling $101,636.00 for tax years 2014 through 2018.

This case was investigated by Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), and it is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Michael F. Perry and Melissa O. Rothbart.

Updated June 14, 2024