Antioch Resident Pleads Guilty To Conspiring To File False Claims
OAKLAND – Jessika Green pleaded guilty on May 30, 2014, to conspiring to file false claims, announced U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag and Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, Special Agent in Charge José M. Martinez.
According to the plea agreement, beginning in January 2011, Green assisted in filing several tax returns with the IRS that were false and fraudulent. Green admitted that the tax returns were false because the filings included fictitious Forms W-2 that inflated the purported filers’ wages. The filings included a tax return filed in Green’s name which falsely reported her earnings from a staffing agency. In other instances, Green admitted to filing the false tax returns without ever showing the fraudulent tax return to the purported filer. As part of her plea, Green admitted that she filed false tax returns asking for at least $154,823, all of which she was not entitled to receive, and agreed to pay restitution in the amount of $92,191, equaling the amount of returns sent to her.
Green was charged with Khyber Law who pleaded guilty to conspiring to file false claims on April 4, 2014.
Green, 33, of Antioch, was charged in a superseding indictment on Dec. 17, 2013, with conspiracy to file false claims, wire fraud, filing false claims and aggravated identity theft. Green, is scheduled to be sentenced before the Honorable Jon S. Tigar United States District Court Judge on October 10, 2014, in Oakland.
Law pleaded guilty to conspiracy to file false claims and agreed to pay restitution related to this offense. Law is scheduled to be sentenced for his role in this offense on Aug. 22, 2014, before Judge Tigar as well.
The maximum statutory penalty for each count of conspiracy to file false claim, in violation of 18 U.S.C § 286, is ten years in prison, and a fine of $250,000.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Newman is prosecuting the case. The prosecution is the result of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation.