Adair man pleads guilty to tax fraud

An Adair County man has pleaded guilty to helping fill out 60 tax returns that included fraudulent deductions, according to Candace G. Hill, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

Thomas Allen Turner, 61, faces up to 180 years in prison and a $15 million fine, according to a news release. His sentence will likely be much less.

Turner admitted that between January 2003 and March 2006, he helped prepare 60 returns for several different people that included deductions the taxpayers were not entitled to take. That included claims that the people used certain vehicles exclusively for business when that wasn't true, Hill announced Friday.

Turner, of Columbia, is to be sentenced in February.