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April 1, 2011

Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on April 1, 2011, Joel D. Miller, 42, of Madison, Ill.-, was sentenced for her conviction on an Indictment charging Filing a False Tax Return. Miller was sentenced to four years probation, with conditions of supervision including payment of restitution, alcohol abuse counseling and treatment, and was ordered to cooperate with the Internal Revenue Service in the ascertainment and collection of all income taxes due and to become due during their period of supervision.

The sentence and conviction is the result of each of the defendant having supplied false wage information on a 2008 federal income tax return and to having used a false W-2 to fraudulently obtain a tax refund. USA Wigginton noted that, “These prosecutions, and many more like them, are part of an initiative to prosecute and deter federal tax fraud in the Southern District of Illinois.” The successful prosecution is the result of an investigation conducted by the Internal Revenue Service/Criminal Investigations. The prosecution of the case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Norman R. Smith.

If you suspect or know of an individual or company that is not complying with the tax laws, you may report this activity by contacting the local Internal Revenue Service/Criminal Investigation Office at (618) 622-2160 or by mailing information to: Internal Revenue Service, Fresno, CA 93888.



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