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Kenner Woman Charged With Failure to Pay Employment Taxes

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

NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced yesterday that a two-count Bill of Information was filed against defendant MARTHA BUEZO MARTINEZ, age 48, of Kenner, LA, for failing to account for and pay over employment taxes to the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7202.  MARTINEZ faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five (5) years, a $10,000 fine, three years supervised release following any term of imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment fee.

U.S. Attorney Strasser reiterated that a Bill of Information is merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. 

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Duane A. Evans is prosecuting the case. 



Updated June 5, 2019