Mandeville Woman Charged with Tax Evasion
According to the bill of information, JORDAN willfully attempted to evade tax due and owing for tax year 2011, by filing a false IRS form 4868 (Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return), which falsely stated that her total estimated tax liability was $0 and that she had made $10,000 in payments to the IRS, despite knowing that she had received $493,266 in taxable income that year.
If convicted, JORDAN faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years, a fine of $250,000, three years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment fee.
U.S. Attorney Evans reiterated that a bill of information is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Internal Revenue Service, United States Secret Service, and the Slidell Police Department in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Jon Maestri and DOJ Tax Division Trial Attorney Grace Albinson are in charge of the prosecution.