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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 18, 2016

Mechanics Falls Woman Sentenced to 30 Days in Tax Case

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 was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge George Z. Singal to 30 days in prison and two years of supervised release for failing to account for and pay over federal employment taxes.  She was also ordered to pay $114,488 in restitution.  She pleaded guilty on July 12, 2016.
 
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. 
 
The investigation was conducted by the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation.

Topic(s): 
Tax
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Updated November 21, 2016