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Sun Prairie Woman Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Return

February 8, 2012

Madison, Wis. - John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Cheryl A. McNamee, 47, Sun Prairie, Wis., pled guilty today before U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb to willfully filing a 2009 tax return in which she falsely omitted $94,867 of income.

During the plea hearing, McNamee admitted that she had written 56 unauthorized checks to herself – totaling $94,867 – from her employer, Hexagon Title, Sun Prairie. McNamee also agreed that her total unreported income between 2002 and 2009 was $595,473.

In her plea agreement, McNamee agreed to pay restitution of $469,413 to the owners of Hexagon Title and an additional $126,060 to First American Title Company.

McNamee will be sentenced before Judge Crabb at 1:00 p.m. on April 18, 2012. She faces a maximum penalty of three years in federal prison.

The charges followed an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation Division and Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O'Shea.


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