Sabinal tax preparer indicted for
By Diane Cosgrove
Anvil Herald Staff
Mary Davis Reyes, a resident of Sabinal and owner of Fast Tax,
has been indicted on 21 counts of Preparing False Federal Income
Tax Returns, according to a criminal indictment filed in the
Western District of the United States District Court, Del Rio
According to the indictment, Reyes is accused of preparing
false and fraudulent returns to enable the taxpayers filing the
returns to claim tax refunds they were not entitled to, beginning
with calendar tax year 2008 and continuing into calendar tax year
Each count carries a maximum sentence of three years
imprisonment, $250,000 fine, one year supervised release and $100
In a phone interview on Wednesday, Daniel J. Kindred, District
Attorney for the 38th Judicial District, affirmed that Reyes was
employed at his Uvalde office, but he had no knowledge of Reyes’
indictment nor any investigation related to the charges. Reyes was
listed as administrative assistant on the DA’s official website.
“I am surprised,” Kindred said. “I had no idea.”
Following a review of the indictment and verifying that she was
in fact under indictment, Kindred said he terminated her
employment later that day.
“I’m very sad. I’ve known her and her husband for many
years; they’re nice people. She has worked in my Uvalde office
as a clerk, and she has been a very good employee.”
Kindred added that her duties at the office were clerical in
nature, and the charges against her have nothing whatsoever to do
with her work in the DA’s office. He said he knew she had a tax
preparation service as a side business for some time.
An attempt to reach Reyes at her office was met with a
disconnect message from the phone company.
Reyes’ husband, Sabinal Chief of Police Jesus “Chuy”
Reyes had no comment when contacted on Wednesday, advising the
Anvil Herald to contact his wife at work.
Her attorney, Sara Ruth Spector, Esq., had no comment to make
on the case Wednesday, except to note that Reyes would be
arraigned on Oct. 1 in Del Rio.