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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Metairie Man Sentenced for Making False Statements on Tax Return

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that TIMOTHY DUCKWORTH, age 44, of Metairie, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to making false statements on income tax returns.

U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle sentenced DUCKWORTH to 5 years probation with the special condition of the first 18 months served as home confinement.  DUCKWORTH was also ordered to pay $213,579 in restitution.

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 $610,495.00, which resulted in DUCKWORTH having taxes due and owing in the amount of approximately $213,579.

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 was in charge of the prosecution.

          

Updated April 29, 2015