Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today announced that Elvis Ghomsi, 44, of Glen Dale, Maryland, was sentenced in the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court on two counts of willfully filing a false Maryland State Tax Return. Judge Stacy W. McCormack sentenced Ghomsi to probation before judgment with a one-year period of probation. As a condition of probation, Ghomsi is prohibited from acting as a tax preparer until he registers with the State.
During tax year 2018, Ghomsi prepared tax returns, for a fee, for numerous Maryland residents. In those returns, Ghomsi added false deductions which created increased tax refunds to the victims. Those victims were required to reimburse the State for the inflated returns. Ghomsi paid restitution of $14,566.33 in court.
The case was investigated by the Comptroller of Maryland’s Field Enforcement Bureau and prosecuted by the Fraud and Corruption Unit of the Maryland Attorney General’s Office. In making today’s announcement, Attorney General Frosh thanked Assistant Attorney General Warren Davis for his work on the case.