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Jefferson County woman admits to filing a false tax return

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Ranson, West Virginia woman pled guilty today to filing a false tax return, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Christina Jacobs, age 42, pled guilty to one count of “Filing a False Tax Return.” Jacobs admitted to filing an Income Tax Return for her and her husband in 2012, willfully understating her income from 9 West Hair Studio by approximately $32,030.70, resulting in an unpaid tax due and owing of approximately $9,394.00.  

Jacobs faces up to three years incarceration and a fine of up to $100,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendants.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jarod J. Douglas prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.  The Internal revenue Service investigated.  

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Updated September 21, 2017