(Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced March
6 that her office’s request for preliminary injunction against Samuel M.
Dangaiso and his unregistered company Tax Enterprises has been granted.
to allegations, the defendant defrauded clients by filing tax returns
with inflated and falsified information on their behalf and then keeping the
extra funds for himself. The injunction bans Dangaiso from preparing and
submitting tax returns on behalf of consumers in the state. All his assets are frozen until the case is finalized.
“We allege that this defendant filed more than $2 million in
fraudulent deductions and pocketed tens of thousands of dollars of the
falsified refunds,” Healey said. “This tax season we will be watching
for scam tax preparers and will take action to stop tax fraud in order to
protect the public.”
office seeks damages and injunctive relief. Handling the case for the state are
assistant attorney general Brendan Jarboe and paralegal Ivy Yan of Healey’s
Consumer Protection Division, with assistance from the state’s Department of
“We appreciate the attorney general’s assistance and cooperation in preventing the defendant from doing
business during the tax season and helping to protect taxpayers,” said Department of Revenue Commissioner Michael J. Heffernan. “The department is committed to identifying and exposing tax fraud and