He must also pay $198,490 in restitution and forfeiture.
Starting about 2018, Fernandez operated a tax preparation busines, Soluciones Multi Service. He concocted W-2 forms to file federal and state tax returns on behalf of individuals without their knowledge. These included at least 40 fraudulent returns, which requested $620,000 in refunds.
Also in May 2020, an Economic Income Payment was deposited into the same account. In June 2020, he submitted a false tax filing to support the application and received $129,400 deposited into a bank account the controlled. He withdrew more than $80,000 in cash over the next two weeks.
In August that year he received $149,900 via another EDIL loan application, which used phone tax filing information.