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

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

North County Woman Indicted on Tax Charges

St. Louis, MO – STACI A. MARTIN was indicted for allegedly filing false tax returns for tax years 2008 and 2009.

Martin, Florissant, Missouri, was indicted by a federal grand jury on two felony counts of filing false tax returns. The indictment was returned April 1st, but remained sealed until the arrest of the defendant.  She appeared for arraignment in federal court earlier today.

If convicted, each count of the indictment carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000.  In determining the actual sentences, a Judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.

This case was investigated by IRS Criminal Investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Steven Muchnick is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney's Office.

As is always the case, charges set forth in an indictment are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt.  Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty.         

Updated May 7, 2015