Skip to main content
Press Release

Mandeville Woman Guilty of Tax Evasion

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

United States Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that MARCIA DENISE JORDAN, age 46, a resident of Mandeville, pled guilty today to one-count of tax evasion, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7201.

According to court documents, 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. JORDAN then failed to file a tax return for the 2011 tax year.

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. As part of her plea agreement, JORDAN agreed to pay $313,899 to the IRS, for taxes due and owing for the 2009-2014 tax years. United States District Court Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle set sentencing for June 6, 2018.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of IRS-Criminal Investigations, 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 March 8, 2018