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New Orleans Woman Guilty of Making False Statements on Individual Tax Return

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA United States Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that on June 5, 2024 ANGELA SHELTON (“SHELTON”), age 57, of New Orleans, pled guilty to  making false statements on an individual tax return, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7206(1).

According to court documents, SHELTON owned and operated “Big Easy Accommodations, LLC,” a vacation rental and property management company in New Orleans.  Between 2017 and 2019, SHELTON under-reported her income on her individual tax returns from Big Easy Accommodations, by approximately $879,020.  This underreporting caused a loss of approximately $294,690.00 to the Internal Revenue Service.

Consequently,  SHELTON faces a maximum sentence of three (3) years of imprisonment, up to one (1) year of supervised release, a fine of up to $250,000, and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.  SHELTON also agreed to pay restitution to the Internal Revenue Service in the amount of $294,690.00.  Chief United States District Court Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown set sentencing in this matter for September 26, 2024.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office would also like to acknowledge the work of the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations on this matter.  The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Maria Carboni of the Financial Crimes Unit.


Shane M. Jones

Public Information Officer

United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Department of Justice

Updated June 5, 2024