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Four Indicted for Filing False Federal Income Tax Returns

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 24, 2013

Four individuals were indicted by a federal grand jury and charged with making and subscribing false federal income tax returns, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. The offenses each carry a statutory maximum sentence of up to 3 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and restitution for the amount of the tax loss.

Anaya Bluiett, 25, of Brooklyn, IL, was charged with three counts of making and subscribing false federal income tax returns for the years 2008, 2009, and 2010.

Terri M. Boatmans, 45, of Belleville, IL, was charged with two counts of making and subscribing false federal income tax returns for the years 2009 and 2010.

Demetrius L. Combs, 21, of East St. Louis, IL, was charged with one count of making and subscribing false federal income tax return for the year 2010.

Gemarian Douglas, 37, of Alorton, IL, was charged with one count of making and subscribing false federal income tax return for the year 2009.

An indictment is a formal charge against a defendant. Under the law, a defendant is presumed to be innocent of a charge and is entitled to a fair trial at which the Government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

The Indictment is the result of an investigation conducted by the Internal Revenue Service/Criminal Investigations. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Norman R. Smith.

To report criminal tax fraud call the I.R.S. Criminal Investigations at (618) 622-2160 or by sending the information to the Internal Revenue Service, Fresno, CA 93888.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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