Baker Woman Charged in Federal Court with Aiding and Assisting in the Preparation and Presentation of False and Fraudulent Tax Returns

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United States Attorney Ronald C. Gathe, Jr. announced that a federal grand jury has returned an eleven-count indictment charging Bridget Rogers White, age 47, of Baker, Louisiana, with aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns for herself and others.

The indictment alleges that White operated an income tax preparation business out of her Baker residence from at least January of 2015 through June of 2018.  Through that business, White routinely prepared false and fraudulent tax returns for herself and others.  On numerous occasions, from 2016 to 2018, White allegedly aided and assisted in the preparation of false returns that included fictitious businesses, business expenses, and education credits, among other false items.

This matter is being investigated by the Internal Revenue Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Caroline Gardner. 

NOTE: An indictment is an accusation by a grand jury. The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless adjudicated guilty at trial or through a guilty plea.