Department of Justice sealALEJANDRO N. MAYORKAS
United States Attorney
Central District of California

Thom Mrozek, Public Affairs Officer
(213) 894-6947

March 13, 2001


 Two former employees of the Anaheim Municipal Employees Association (AMEA) have pleaded guilty to federal income tax violations, United States Attorney Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced today.
 Appearing in federal court in Santa Ana on Monday morning, Gina Hainline Beitler, 38, pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion. Meanwhile, her step-daughter Jennifer Beitler, 28, pleaded guilty to one count of failure to pay income taxes.
 The Beitlers, both of whom reside in Anaheim, are scheduled to be sentenced by United States District Judge David O. Carter on June 11.
 The guilty pleas arose out of the defendants' failure to report and pay taxes on all the income they received from AMEA between 1992 and 1994. Gina Hainline Beitler, who was an employee representative for AMEA, admitted in court that she received a total of $185,908 from 1992 through 1994 that she failed to report to the Internal Revenue Service. Jennifer Beitler, who worked as a secretary for AMEA, admitted receiving a total of $87,525 in unreported income during this same period.
 The total tax loss to the government for Gina Hainline Beitler was approximately $52,000. The total tax loss for Jennifer Beitler was approximately $23,000.
 At sentencing, Gina Hainline Beitler faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison, and Jennifer Beitler faces a maximum sentence of one year in prison.
 This case is the product of an investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service.

 Release No. 01-050

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