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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 16, 2018

Mandeville Woman Charged with Tax Evasion

United States Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that MARCIA DENISE JORDAN, age 45, a resident of Mandeville, was charged today in a one-count bill of information with tax evasion, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7201.

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.

Updated February 16, 2018