Oklahoma Woman Sentenced to Two Years in Federal Prison on Tax Evasion Conviction
Defendant, a Former Resident of Arlington, Texas, Must Also Pay More Than $228,000 in Restitution to the IRS
DALLAS — Jessica Pillow Venable has been sentenced to 24 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $228,060 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) following her guilty plea in April 2013 to an indictment charging two counts of tax evasion. The Court ordered that she surrender to the Bureau of Prisons on August 26, 2013. Today’s announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas (NDTX).
Venable, a former resident of Arlington, Texas, was charged by indictment in the NDTX on January 23, 2013, and shortly thereafter formally stated that she intended to plead guilty and requested that jurisdiction of her case be transferred to the Western District of Oklahoma (WDOK). At the time of her guilty plea, Venable was 26, according to the petition she filed with the Court.
According to the indictment and other documents filed in the case, Venable willfully failed to report income embezzled from Dream Machines of Texas for tax years 2009 and 2010. According to the judgment filed in the case, the $228,060 in restitution ordered paid to the IRS is a condition of supervised release. This is in addition to her obligation, pursuant to a separate settlement agreement, to pay $400 per month to the victim of the embezzlement.
This case was investigated by IRS Criminal Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joseph Revesz of the NDTX and Charles Brown of the WDTX prosecuted.
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