Nikency Alexis, the owner of Unity Tax, and Thony Guillaume, who worked for the company as a tax preparer, have been sentenced to 45 months and 40 months in prison, respectively, for filing false tax returns.
From 2011 to 2016 Alexis and Guillaume prepared returns for clients that claimed business and education expenses that their clients never incurred. When they found out they were being investigated by the IRS the two continued preparing the false returns but listed other individuals as paid preparers.
In total, Alexis and Guillaume claimed more than 2.8 million dollars in fraudulent returns from the IRS.
In addition to the prison sentences, Alexis has been ordered to pay $464,006 in restitution to the IRS, and Guillaume has been ordered to pay $221,823.