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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Akron Woman Charged With Tax Violations

Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, announced that Kelly Prigmore was indicted on two counts of making and subscribing false federal income tax returns for the years 2006 and 2007.

According to court records, Prigmore, 42, resides in Akron, Ohio.

The indictment alleges that Prigmore worked as a self-employed home health care provider for a client who paid her for live-in 24 hour services. Prigmore allegedly filed joint personal income tax returns on which she omitted approximately $209,601 of her home health care service income.

For 2006, she reported total income of $8,600 and omitted additional income of approximately $96,806. For 2007, she reported total income of $8,990 and omitted additional income of approximately $112,795, according to the indictment.

If convicted, Prigmore’s sentence will be determined by the court after review of factors unique to this case, including her prior criminal record, if any, her role in the offenses, and the characteristics of the violations. In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases they will be less than the maximum.

This case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Perry D. Mastrocola and Assistant United States Attorney John Siegel, following an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, Akron, Ohio.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated March 12, 2015