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COLLINSVILLE RESIDENT PLEADS GUILTY TO AIDING AND ASSISTING IN THE MAKING OF A FALSE INCOME TAX RETURN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 28, 2011

Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on March 25, 2011, Vashawn Miller, 23 of Collinsville, Ill.-, entered a plea of guilty to an Indictment charging him with Aiding and Assisting in the Making of a False Federal Income Tax Return. Sentencing is currently scheduled for July 15, 2011, in U.S. District Court. The offense of Making a False Federal Income Tax Return carries a maximum potential punishment of up to three (3) years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, restitution, and up to one (1) year supervised release. As part of the plea, Miller, admitted to assisting with the making of a false 2008 federal income tax return that involved a fraudulent tax refund based on falsified W-2 earnings.

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.

 

 

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