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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 20, 2016

Tax Service Worker Sentenced In Federal Court

United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Tamika Woods, 31, of Marion  Junction, Alabama was sentenced for her participation in aiding and abetting in the filing of fraudulent tax returns.  Court documents reflect that Woods worked for a tax service in the Selma area, and that tax returns were filed reflecting refunds that were not owed.  Woods pled guilty to the charge in February of 2016. 

United States District Court Judge Kristi K. Dubose imposed a sentence of five years’ probation and ordered restitution due to the Internal Revenue Service in the amount of $49,857.  The judge found that Woods could not pay a fine, but she ordered the imposition of $100 as a special mandatory assessment. 

The case was investigated by the IRS.  It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s Office by Assistant United States Attorney Gloria Bedwell.

Updated June 20, 2016