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United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2009                                           PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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            TYLER, TX – United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory announced today that a 46-year-old Sulphur Springs, TX woman has pleaded guilty to income tax violations in the Eastern District of Texas.

            DONNA J. NELSON pleaded guilty to false income tax reporting today before United States Magistrate Judge John D. Love.
            According to information presented in court, Nelson admitted to understating her 2006 income by $136,100 on her Form 1040 U.S. Income Tax return.  Other court documents also showed that she had similarly under reported earnings for tax years 2003 through 2007, totaling $479,781.36.  This resulted in an overall tax loss of $135,171.24.

            Nelson faces up to 3 years in federal prison at sentencing.  A sentencing date has not been set.

            This case is being investigated by the Internal Revenue Service and the Sulphur Springs Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Middleton.



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