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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Omaha Woman Sentenced for Tax Evasion

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Becky Neeb, 37, was sentenced on Monday, October 15, 2018, in Omaha, Nebraska, by Chief United States District Judge Laurie Smith Camp for the crime of tax evasion.  Judge Smith Camp sentenced Neeb to 5 years’ probation and ordered Neeb to make restitution to the IRS in the amount of $137,374, representing the total tax loss.

Neeb willfully attempted to evade and defeat the assessment of her individual income tax for years 2011, 2012, and 2013 on her Form 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Returns. She evaded the assessment of her income tax liability for those years by under reporting her business receipts and over reporting her business expenses for her business, Top Notch Charms, which she operated in the Westroads Mall in Omaha.

“Tax violations have been erroneously referred to as victimless crimes, but it's the honest law-abiding citizen who is harmed when someone tries to manipulate our nation's tax system,” said Karl Stiften, IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge.

This case was investigated by IRS Criminal Investigations.

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Tax
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Updated October 19, 2018