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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Luling Woman Sentenced to Three Years of Probation for Filing False Tax Return

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that KALI IRONS, age 39, of Luling, LA, was sentenced today by United States District Court Judge Eldon Fallon to three years of probation, which is to include six months of home confinement, after she pled guilty to one count of filing a false tax return.

According to court records, IRONS, a self-employed tax preparer, under-reported her taxable income for 2009 and 2010 to the IRS. This resulted in a tax loss to the United States in the amount of $88,203.00. In addition to probation and home confinement, IRONS was ordered to pay a $100 mandatory special assessment and full restitution to the Internal Revenue Service.

Jerome R. McDuffie, Special Agent in Charge of Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation, stated: "Special Agents of IRS Criminal Investigation will continue to aggressively work with the United States Attorney's Office to protect taxpayers’ interests and thoroughly investigate allegations of tax fraud. Today’s sentence of Ms. Irons is a reminder that those who file false tax returns will be investigated and prosecuted."

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Department of the Treasury/Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation team.  Assistant United States Attorney Edward J. Rivera was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated September 1, 2016