Montgomery man convicted in tax fraud scheme

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A former Montgomery tax preparer awaits sentencing after a federal jury convicted him of conspiracy to prepare bogus federal income tax returns.

55-year-old Tommy Jordan, the former owner of Tax Tyme in north Montgomery, was convicted on Friday.

Leura Canary, the U.S. Attorney for Alabama's Middle District, said jurors also found Jordan guilty of 26 separate counts of aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns.

Canary said the scheme was hatched in late 2004.

Trial evidence showed Jordan and two co-defendants prepared tax returns that allowed them to obtain more than $3 million in refunds.

No sentencing date was immediately announced.

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