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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Former Metairie Resident, Anil Patel, Charged With Tax Fraud

ANIL PATEL, age 45, formerly a resident of Metairie, Louisiana, was charged in a bill of information today with filing a false tax return, announced U. S. Attorney Dana J. Boente.

According to court documents, on August 6, 2009, PATEL signed and filed a 2008 U. S. Individual Income Tax Return (Form 1040) with the Internal Revenue Service. The tax return allegedly did not report approximately $426,744 in income.

If convicted, PATEL faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 3 years, as well as a fine of $250,000 and 1 year of supervised release following any term of imprisonment. 

U. S. Attorney Boente reiterated that the bill of information is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.  

The case was investigated by the Special Agents of the Internal Revenue Service and the prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Jon Maestri.

(Download Bill of Information )