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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Defiance woman charged wtih failing to report nearly $800,000 in income

A Defiance woman was charged with failing to report nearly $800,000 in income to the Internal Revenue Service, said Carole S. Rendon, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Sandra Vonderembse, 65, of did not report taxable income between the tax years of 2009 through 2011. During that time, her income was approximately $793,204, meaning she would owe the IRS approximately $136,351 in taxes, according to the criminal information.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, and the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation.  Tax evasion is punishable by a sentence of of up to five years in prison.  In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

The investigating agency in this case is the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, Toledo.  The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Noah P. Hood and Department of Justice Trial Attorneys Jack Morgan and Jeffrey McLellan.

An information is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated June 14, 2016