South Florida Tax Preparer Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Tax Fraud

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Miami, Florida – Kasali Opabola, Jr., a Lake Worth, Florida tax preparer who failed to report his business income to the IRS, was sentenced yesterday to 18 months in federal prison and ordered to pay over $1.2 million in restitution.

Opabola, 41, was the sole officer and registered agent of FTP Tax Solutions, LLC, a company registered in Florida.  Opabola grossly underreported his income from his business – FTP Tax Solutions, LLC, for tax years 2014 and 2015 and failed to file a 2016 income tax return.  For those tax years, Opabola failed to pay approximately $1,289,293 in federal income taxes.

Opabola previously pled guilty to two counts of filing a false individual income tax return and one count of failure to file an individual income tax return.

Juan Antonio Gonzalez, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida and Special Agent in Charge Matthew D. Line, IRS Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), Miami Field Office, announced the sentence imposed by U.S. District Judge Kenneth A. Marra, who sits in West Palm Beach.

Assistant U. S. Attorney Robin Waugh prosecuted this case.

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or at http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov, under case no. 21-cr-80042.

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