Tax preparer gets jail time for fraud

Posted: November 20, 2012 at 2:02 a.m.

Jennifer Siriphounsavath, 30, of Fort Smith was sentenced in U.S. District Court Monday to 18 months in federal prison and ordered to pay the Internal Revenue Service $144,382 — the amount that she helped 14 clients avoid paying when she falsified their tax returns from about January 2008 through April 2010.

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