SE Kansas Farmer Charged With Filing False Returns

By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher
By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher
The IRS says that congress' late action on the alternative minimum tax means they won't be able to start processing five AMT-related forms until February, delaying potential refunds for those people until that month, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007. (AP / CBS)

The IRS says that congress' late action on the alternative minimum tax means they won't be able to start processing five AMT-related forms until February, delaying potential refunds for those people until that month, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007. (AP / CBS)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A southeast Kansas farmer is accused of filing false income tax returns and receiving millions of dollars in refunds.

The U.S. Attorney's office says 47-year-old Jerold Fisher, of Arma, was charged Thursday with one count of filing false claims. A phone number for Fisher could not be found, and prosecutors said he did yet have an attorney.

According to the charges, Fisher was a registered agent for Fisher Alfalfa Farms and prepared tax returns for himself and his mother from 2006 through 2009.

Prosecutors say Fisher received a refund of more than $3.8 million after claiming he paid more than $3.9 million in federal withholding taxes. In fact, prosecutors say, the company had not filed returns or paid withholding taxes.

He's also accused of helping his mother get more than $209,000 in improper refunds.


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