Do you remember the case of the tax preparer who had an office in North Little Rock and pleaded guilty in January 2021 to conspiracy to defraud the IRS in connection with diverting more than $11.5 million intended to help farmers who had been discriminated against?
Well, a sentencing date has been set for Jerry Green of Texas for filing more than $4.6 million in false tax returns.
His sentencing will take place Nov. 10 in U.S. District Court in Little Rock by Judge D.P. Marshall Jr.
Green admitted to preparing at least 82 false tax returns as part of a scheme to defraud the U.S. Department of Agriculture out of millions of dollars intended for minority farmers who had suffered discrimination in USDA programs, according to court documents.
Also charged in the case were four sisters — Lynda Charles, Rosie Bryant, Delois Bryant and Brenda Sherpell. The sisters each received $2.2 million from a fraud scheme that lasted nearly a decade, according to the indictment, filed in December 2019.
Lynda Charles’ daughter, Niki Charles, and Little Rock attorney Everett Martindale also have been charged. A total of 115 counts were filed against the seven defendants, although not every count applies to each defendant. They have pleaded not guilty and their trial is set for Aug. 30 in U.S. District Court.