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Metairie Man Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements on Tax Return

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

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that TIMOTHY DUCKWORTH, age 47, of Metairie, pleaded guilty today to making false statements on income tax returns.

According to court documents, DUCKWORTH made false statements on his tax return for the year 2007 under-reporting his income in the amount of approximately $610,495, which resulted in DUCKWORTH having taxes due and owing in the amount of approximately $213,579.

DUCKWORTH faces a maximum term of imprisonment of three years in prison, one  year of supervised release after any term of imprisonment and a $100,000 fine.  U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle scheduled sentencing for March 25, 2015.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigations and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Jordan Ginsberg is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated December 3, 2014