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Husband, wife, brother arrested after preparing false tax returns for clients – FOX13 News Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A husband, wife and brother are convicted after preparing false tax returns for clients and themselves, according to court documents.

Robert L. Pryor, 46, Elaine Pryor, 43, and Joshua L. Pryor, 44, were convicted of preparing and filing false tax returns under the business name Better Dayz Tax Services, LLC, according to court documents .

According to court documents, the husband owned a tax preparation business called Better Dayz Tax Services, LLC, in Memphis, Tennessee.

His wife Elaine Pryor and brother Joshua L. Pryor also worked at Better Dayz.

Their actions resulted in fraudulent tax refunds and a total loss of tax revenue of over $122,000 over three years. Each defendant pleaded guilty to one count of preparing a false tax return, court documents showed, according to a statement.

On October 12, the husband was sentenced to a total of 15 months in federal prison, followed by a year of probation. He cannot own or operate a tax preparation business or engage in tax preparation services while on probation. Pryor was also ordered to pay restitution of $57,672.00.

The brother was sentenced to three years of federal probation on October 12 and ordered to pay restitution of $25,064.00. He cannot own or operate a tax preparation business or engage in tax preparation services during his probationary period.

The wife was sentenced to six months in federal prison on November 4, followed by 18 months of probation. She was also ordered to pay restitution of $57,853.59.

According to court documents, six months of her supervised release sentence must be served under house arrest, and she cannot own or operate a tax preparation business or engage in tax preparation services. during his supervised release.

There is no parole in the federal system.

“Those who might consider preparing false tax returns should be aware of the extremely negative consequences as evidenced today,” said Donald “Trey” Eakins, special agent in charge of the Charlotte field office.


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