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Former Alabama Mayor Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Filing False Tax Returns

July 15, 2011

Washington - John Jackson, the former mayor of White Hall, Ala., was sentenced to two years in prison today, the Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced. According to court documents, Jackson filed false joint 2004, 2005 and 2006 U.S. Individual Income Tax Returns (IRS Forms 1040) that did not report all of the total income earned by Jackson and his spouse. Jackson did not report as income money he took from the city of White Hall and money he diverted from non-profit companies who handled the gaming license for White Hall.

Jackson was also sentenced to one year of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $25,000 fine and restitution in the amount of $11,065.

John A. DiCicco, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Tax Division and George Beck, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, commended the IRS special agents who investigated this case and Trial Attorney Michael Boteler of the Justice Department’s Tax Division, Southern Criminal Enforcement Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd Brown who prosecuted the case.

Additional information about the Justice Department’s Tax Division and its enforcement efforts may be found at


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