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Hammond Woman Sentenced for Making False Income Tax Returns

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

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that SHIMEKA MILTON-FLAX, age 36, of Hammond was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to preparing fraudulent tax returns. 

U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo sentenced MILTON-FLAX to five years of probation and ordered her to pay $251,259 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”).

According to court records, MILTON-FLAX knowingly prepared materially false tax returns for two individuals in that the return reported business losses and expenses that were completely fictitious in order to fraudulently inflate the tax refund received from the Internal Revenue Service.  In total, Special Agents of the IRS confirmed that the defendant prepared and filed at least 48 fraudulent tax returns for 17 clients.   

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigations.  Assistant United States Attorney G. Dall Kammer was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated March 3, 2016

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