Woman Charged with Preparing False Income Tax Returns for Drug Dealers
Accused of helping drug dealers hide illegal income
ANCHORAGE – Rebecca Renae Powell has been charged with six counts of preparing false income tax returns for clients who use the sale of narcotics as a main source of income, according to an announcement by acting United States Attorney Kevin Feldis and Assistant General Attorney Kathryn Keneally of the U.S. Department of Justice's Tax Division.
According to officials, information shows that Powell took part in a scheme to prepare false U.S. individual income tax returns for drug dealers.
They say 2007 was when Powell embarked on a scheme to help a friend who sold marijuana. She then assisted another individual who sold marijuana and heroin. She created an appearance that made it look like the dealers were earning income from a legitimate business.
In the process Powell, a Wasilla resident, created false bills of sale and invoices to fabricate the scheme.
She could now face three years for each charge of preparing false tax returns.