DAUGHTER IS SENTENCED TO PROBATION FOLLOWING MOTHER’S SENTENCE TO PRISON FOR CONVICTIONS FOR MAKING FALSE 2008 FEDERAL INCOME TAX RETURNS
Oireal Wagoner, 26, of Centreville, Ill., was sentenced to three years probation, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today. On March 4, 2011, Wagoner entered a plea of guilty to an Indictment charging her with Making a False 2008 Federal Income Tax Return. As part of the plea, Wagoner admitted to making a false 2008 federal income tax return in order to obtain a fraudulent federal income tax refund that was based on falsified W-2 earnings. As a condition of supervision, she is required to pay restitution to the Internal Revenue Service and to the Illinois Department of Revenue totaling $7,416. She is also required to provide information to the Internal Revenue Service to assist in the assessment and collection of her income taxes that are due or are to become due.
Information was provided at sentencing that Oireal Wagoner got involved in filing a false federal income tax return as a result of her mother’s suggestion. Her mother, Brenda Mason, was sentenced on the same day to fourteen month’s imprisonment.
The prosecution is part of a project to prosecute and deter federal tax fraud in the Southern District of Illinois. The prosecution in this case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Internal Revenue Service/Criminal Investigations. The prosecution of the case is being 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.