FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

March 28, 2001

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

INDICTED FOR FILING FALSE PERSON INCOME TAX RETURNS
Al Blboni, Assistant U. S. Attorney
Phone 713/567-9726

(Houston) Mervyn M. Mosbacker, United States Attorney for the Southern District of
Texas, announced today that Mohammad H. Yadzanfard, was indicted by a federal grand jury for filing false personal income tax returns for the years 1994 and 1995. The Indictment alleges Yazdanfard failed to report income received in 1994 and 1995 totaling approximately $556,000.

If convicted, Yazdanfard faces a possible sentence of three years imprisonment, one year supervised release, and a fine of $250,000. This case was investigated by Special Agents of the Internal Revenue Service and is being prosecuted by the United States Attorney's Office.


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