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Albuquerque Businesswoman Sentenced to a Month in Prison for Misdemeanor Tax Conviction - Also Ordered to Pay $125,776.54 in Restitution to IRS

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

Also Ordered to Pay $125,776.54 in Restitution to IRS

ALBUQUERQUE – Delilah S. Haller, 56, of Albuquerque, N.M., was sentenced this morning to a month in prison followed by a year of supervised release, which will include four months of location monitoring, for her misdemeanor conviction for willfully failing to file a federal tax return. Haller also was ordered to pay $125,776.54 in restitution to the IRS.

Haller was indicted in March 2011 and charged with willfully failing to file federal tax returns for tax years 2005, 2006 and 2007. At the time of the misdemeanor offenses charged in the indictment, Haller did business as Rosewood Equities, LLC.

On May 17, 2012, Haller pled guilty to the third count of the indictment, charging her with willful failure to file a tax return for tax year 2007. In entering her guilty plea, Haller admitted that, although she earned more than $19,600 in income in 2007, she willfully failed to file a federal tax return for that year as required.

Haller filed tax returns for the three years charged in the indictment as well as for tax year 2004 before entering her guilty plea. Since then, Haller also has filed tax returns for tax years 2008 through 2011.

As required by the plea agreement, Counts 1 and 2 of the indictment were dismissed after Haller was sentenced. Haller is to surrender to the U.S. Marshals Service within a week to begin serving her prison sentence.

The case was investigated by the IRS, Criminal Investigation, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sasha Siemel.

Updated January 26, 2015