Geoffrey Rotich, doing business in Shawnee, Kansas, pleaded guilty to aiding and assisting in the preparation of a false income tax return and making a false bankruptcy declaration in Federal Court.
Rotich owned and operated Inventax, a tax preparation business. Court documents show that in March 2013, Rotich assisted in the preparation of an individual’s 2012 income tax return that he knew contained false claims for education expenses and other deductions. Rotich also filed a bankruptcy petition for himself, which failed to disclose his interest in Inventax and completely identify all of his bank accounts.
Sentencing will be on March 21, 2019, where he could face a maximum sentence of 3 years in prison for the tax count, 3 years in prison for the bankruptcy count, as well as a period of supervised release, restitution and monetary penalties.