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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 9, 2018

Omaha Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

United States Attorney Joseph P. Kelly announced today that Becky Lynn Neeb, age 37 of Omaha, Nebraska, has pled guilty to the crime of Tax Evasion before the Honorable Chief District Court Judge Laurie Smith Camp. The maximum sentence that could be imposed is a period of incarceration of up to 5 years, a fine of up to $250,000, or both such fine and imprisonment, a term of supervised release of up to 3 years and a special assessment of $100.

During the tax years 2011, 2012 and 2013 the defendant evaded the assessment of her income tax liability on her Form 1040, U.S. Individual Tax Returns, by under reporting her business receipts and over reporting her business expenses for her business, Top Notch Charms. With penalties and interest, the total tax loss is approximately $137,000 which is due and owing to the Internal Revenue Service. Defendant has agreed to make full restitution. “With the April 17 tax deadline looming, it is important for people to have confidence that when they pay their taxes, their neighbors and co-workers are doing the same,” said Andrew Thornton, Acting Special Agent in Charge of IRS Criminal Investigation.  “Fulfilling individual tax obligations is a legal requirement and those who willfully evade that responsibility will be prosecuted.”

Sentencing is scheduled for July 2, 2018.

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Updated April 13, 2018