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Omaha Attorney Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Return

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nebraska

Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Acting United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that Thomas O. Campbell pleaded guilty today in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska, for willfully filing a false tax return, a felony. United States Magistrate Judge Susan M. Bazis conducted the plea hearing and will recommend to United States District Judge Brian C. Buescher that he accept Campbell’s guilty plea and plea agreement. 

According to court documents and statements made in court, between 2014 and 2018, Campbell, of Omaha, was the owner and manager of TLN Law, a solo practice law firm. During this time, Campbell filed annual personal tax returns that understated TLN Law’s gross receipts by more than $2.8 million. In total, Campbell caused a tax loss to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) exceeding $250,000.

Campbell is scheduled to be sentenced on November 30, 2023, and faces a maximum penalty of up to three years in prison. He also faces a period of supervised release, restitution, and monetary penalties. District Judge Buescher will determine any sentence after considering the United States Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The IRS-Criminal Investigation Division investigated the case.


Donald J. Kleine - Chief, General Criminal Unit (402) 661-3700

Updated July 28, 2023