The Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that Gloria Donoghue was sentenced today in federal court in the Eastern District of New York to18 months in prison for using the mail in her tax refund scheme. Donoghue was also ordered to pay restitution of $320,621 to the IRS.
According to the superseding indictment, Donoghue was charged with making false claims against the United States, through the filing of three trust returns, each of which claimed false refunds of $300,000. She was also charged with causing Treasury checks for those years to be mailed to Roosevelt, N.Y. In April 2013, Donoghue pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud. As part of her plea agreement, Donoghue agreed to the forfeiture of over $579,378.
This case was investigated by IRS-Criminal Investigation and prosecuted by Trial Attorneys Jennifer R. Laraia and Erin Pulice of the Justice Department's Tax Division.