U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced that Sedat Kaya, 64, of Greece who was convicted of aiding and abetting in the preparation and filing of false tax returns, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer to three years’ probation and ordered to pay $55,681 in restitution to the United States Treasury.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle Rossi, who handled the case, stated that the defendant owned and operated Seneca Tax Services in Rochester, NY, since approximately 2004. Through his business, Kaya prepared individual Income Tax Returns for hundreds of clients. An investigation by the Internal Revenue Service revealed that between 2012 and 2017, the defendant intentionally falsified information on the tax returns of clients by including false or inflated expenses, thereby generating false returns from the U.S. Treasury. In total, Kaya defrauded the United States for a total tax loss of more than $55,681.