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

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Metairie Man, Timothy Duckworth, Charged With Making False Statements On Tax Return

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that TIMOTHY DUCKWORTH, age 44, of Metairie, Louisiana, was charged today in a one-count Bill of Information with making false statements on income tax returns.

According to the Bill of Information, DUCKWORTH made false statements on his tax return for the year 2007 by 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. 

If convicted, DUCKWORTH faces a maximum term of imprisonment of three years incarceration,  one year of supervised release after any term of imprisonment, and a $100,000 fine.

United States Attorney Polite reiterated that the Bill of Information is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigations.  Assistant United States Attorney Jordan Ginsberg is in charge of the prosecution.

(Download Bill of Information )

Updated November 18, 2014