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Former Jefferson Parish Chief Deputy Craig A. Taffaro Sentenced

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that CRAIG A. TAFFARO, age 70, of Harvey, a former Chief Deputy for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, was sentenced today to five years’ probation, a $10,000 fine, and $75,614 in restitution.

TAFFARO was convicted at trial of willfully attempting to evade tax due and owing by filing returns with false and exaggerated business expenses for tax years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 and was also convicted for willfully failing to file a tax return when required by law for tax year 2014.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorneys Chandra Menon, Tracey Knight, and David Sinkman were in charge of the prosecution.

Updated April 4, 2018