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IRSAn Internal Revenue Service—Criminal Investigation special agent has been indicted for filing false income tax returns. A CPA, the former agent Alena Aleykina is also accused of falsifying information to obstruct an IRS investigation of allegations she used bogus information on behalf of two trusts and  destroyed evidence on a government computer.

Aleykina, who lives in Sacramento, Calif., was indicted for filing false individual income tax returns for the year 2009, 2010 and 2011. It is alleged she claimed false filing statutes, dependents, deductions and losses and tax returns on behalf of two trusts. The government also charges that between 2008 an 2013 she filed false tax returns for herself, family members, trusts and partnerships and by making false statements to representatives of the Department of the Treasury.

She was hit with six counts of filing false income tax returns, one count of corruptly endeavoring to obstruct the internal revenue laws, one count of theft of government money and one count of destroying records during a federal investigation.

It was also alleged Aleykina got the IRS to issue IRS Tuition Assistance Reimbursement payments to her that she did not deserve.

Aleykina faces a maximum of three years in prison on each count of filing a false tax return and corruptly endeavoring to obstruct the internal revenue laws. The maximum on the other charges is 10 years in prison for the charge of theft of government money and 20 years for the destruction of evidence charge

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