LAUREL, Md. (WJZ) — An Anne Arundel County man was convicted of filing a false tax return.
Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced that Lovet Ako, of Laurel, pleaded guilty on December 4, 2020.READ MORE: Spirit Airlines Cancels Thousands Of Flights For Fourth Day In A Row
Ako was sentenced to 364 days, all suspended, with two years of probation. Ako must also pay $35,551 in fines, interest and back taxes.READ MORE: WATCH: Mayor Brandon Scott & Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa To Provide COVID-19 Update Thursday
According to the charges, Ako owned and operated Money Back Taxes in 2017. Ako prepared and filed numerous tax returns for Maryland residents, but was not a registered tax preparer.MORE NEWS: 'It's A Blessing. It Tells Me To Keep Going' College Bound Baltimore City High Graduates Awarded New Laptops
On his personal tax return, Ako failed to include any income from fees earned by filing taxes.