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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

Monday, July 11, 2016

Mechanics Falls Woman Pleads Guilty to Tax Charge

Contact: James W. Chapman, Jr.                                                                 
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Amanda Ouellette, 38, of Mechanics Falls, Maine, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to failing to account for and pay over federal employment taxes. 

According to court records, from 2008 to 2013, Ouellette operated Daddy O’s, a restaurant in Oxford, Maine, and paid wages on a regular basis to several employees.  She withheld federal income and FICA taxes from her employees’ gross pay, but from 2009 through 2013, she failed to file quarterly federal income tax returns and pay over the taxes she withheld to the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”), as required. 

Ouellette faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  As part of her plea agreement, she agreed to pay $114,487 in restitution to the IRS. 

Updated July 12, 2016