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Willowick Woman accused of claiming $5.2 million in false refunds

May 17, 2013

On May 16th, IRS agents arrested Margaret Monone Greenaway on a two-count indictment charging her with claiming false income tax refunds totaling $5,271,794 for the years 2010 and 2011, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney.

Greenaway filed income tax returns using her name during a prior marriage, Margaret M. Demaria-Susevich, on which she claimed refunds to which she was not entitled of $1,326,671 for 2010 and $3,945,123 for 2011, according to the indictment.

Greenaway, age 52, resides in Willowick, Ohio, according to court records.  Following her arrest, Greenaway entered not guilty pleas before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kenneth S. McHargh, who ordered her to be temporarily detained while efforts were made to arrange for her release subject to home detention with electronic monitoring and the removal of computers from her home. 

The case is assigned to United States District Judge David D. Dowd, in Akron.

The case was presented for indictment by Assistant United States Attorney John M. Siegel following an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation, Cleveland, Ohio.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court after review of
factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s
role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases, the sentence will not
exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a
fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


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