Tax scheme operator gets man-sized sentence

March 18th, 2011 by Joe Kristan

When Irvin Hannis Catlett Jr. gets out of federal prison, he’ll be about 81 years old. Will the 210 months — 17 1/2 years — cause him to lose his taste for the tax prep business?
Mr. Catlett did amazing thing for his clients’ tax returns, according to a Department of Justice Press Release:

According to testimony at the nine day trial, Catlett operated Tax Resolutions Inc. located in Laurel, Md. He falsely held out Motors Holding Company Inc., Motors Holding Company II through VI Inc. and Rentown Inc. to his clients as operating businesses involved in automobile leasing and sales. Catlett knew however that these entities were not engaged in automobile leasing and sales, nor in any other legitimate, profit-making business. From 1999 to 2009, Catlett worked with others to sell to clients purported


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