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Mandeville Woman Sentenced for 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 47, a resident of Mandeville, was sentenced today after pleading guilty to a one-count indictment for tax evasion, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7201.

United States District Court Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle sentenced JORDAN to 5 years of probation and ordered her to pay $313,899 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service.

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.

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 June 7, 2018