DOJ Seal Department of Justice  
United States Attorney John M. Bales
Eastern District of Texas

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2009            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
HTTP://WWW.USDOJ.GOV/USAO/txe             DIRECT: (409) 839-2538 CELL: (409) 553-9881

 

HOPKINS COUNTY WOMAN SENTENCED FOR TAX CRIMES

 

            TYLER, TX – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 47-year-old Sulphur Springs, Texas woman has been sentenced to federal prison for tax crimes in the Eastern District of Texas. 

            DONNA J. NELSON pleaded guilty on Jan. 13, 2009, to an Information charging her with filing a fraudulent tax return and was sentenced today to one year and one day in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis. 

            According to information presented in court, Nelson admitted to filing a false Form 1040 federal tax return for tax years 2002 through 2006.  During that time, she underreported her adjusted gross yearly income by a total of $479,781.36, representing additional taxes owed of $135,171.24. 

            Nelson was ordered to surrender to the U.S. Marshals Service on Oct. 19, 2009, to be transported to federal prison and begin serving her sentence.

            This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigations Division and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Middleton. 

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