Local Tax Preparer Indicted on Aiding and Assisting Filing False Tax Returns

A local tax preparer is indicted on aiding and assisting filing false tax returns. The indictment alleges that Michael Chappell aided and assisted in the preparation of 15 false income tax returns while working at a Rocket Refund.

Chappell has plead not guilty and is out on bond. His trial is set for December 1, 2008.

If convicted he faces a maximum of three years for each count and a fine of $250,000 for each charge.