GR tax preparer pleads guilty to defrauding government

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Federal authorities say a Grand Rapids tax preparer has admitted to defrauding the government by filing a false tax return.

Andres Orrego-Hernandez, 30, admitted his role in the conspiracy that ran between Jan. 2010 and May 2011. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy and aiding and abetting the filing of a false tax return, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Authorities say Orrego-Hernandez defrauded the government out of more than $67,682.

Orrego-Hernandez is expected to be sentenced in Feb. 2016. He found spend up to five years in a federal prison on the conspiracy conviction and up to three years in prison on the conviction for aiding and abetting the filing of a false tax return, the release said.

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