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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 15, 2020

Gretna Woman is Sentenced for Filing False Tax Return

NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announces the sentencing on May 14, 2020 of PATRICIA HARGIS, age 71, of Gretna, for charges stemming from filing a false federal income tax return. U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon sentenced HARGIS to 21 months of home confinement as part of a three-year probation term, a $7,500 fine, and restitution to the Internal Revenue Service in the amount of $110,810.

HARGIS admitted to intentionally understating her income in each tax return for the years 2011 through 2015, causing her taxes to be understated by a total of approximately $110,810.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation Division and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorneys Chandra Menon and Andre J. Lagarde are in charge of the prosecution.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Tax
Updated May 15, 2020