FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

February 1, 2001

Norma Estimbo Lacy
Public Affairs Specialist
Phone: 713/567-9388 Fax: 713/718-3389
E-Mail:
usatty.txs@usdoj.gov

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER SENTENCED FOR TAX VIOLATIONS


United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas, Mervyn M. Mosbacker, announced that Guadalupe Ramirez (63) and her daughter, Lupe Ramirez (37), were each sentenced by the Honorable Nancy Atlas, Federal District Judge, for federal tax violations.

Guadalupe Ramirez had pled guilty in October 2000 to one count of making a false statement on a tax return, a violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7206(1) for tax year 1994. She was sentenced to two years of probation, with six months of home detention. Judge Atlas imposed a fine on her of $2,000.00.
Lupe Ramirez had pled guilty to one count of aiding and assisting her mother, Guadalupe Ramirez, in the making of a false statement on a tax return, a violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7206(2) for tax year 1994. She was also sentenced to two years of probation, with six months of home detention. Judge Atlas imposed a fine on her of $2,000.00 as well.

The case was prepared by the Houston Office of the Internal Revenue Service The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Bobb.

 




 

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