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Press Release

Accountant Charged With Filing False Tax Return

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

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Michael J. DePalma, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), announced today Edda Obando, 65, of Miami, pled guilty to a two count Information charging her with making and subscribing a false tax return, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7206(1).

According to the Information, Obando, who worked as an accountant, prepared a false and fraudulent tax return and significantly underreported income on her personal tax return.

Obando is scheduled for sentencing on September 30, 2013 before U.S. District Judge Frederico A. Moreno. She faces a maximum statutory sentence of up to three years in prison.

Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of IRS-CI. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Norman O. Hemming, III.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida at Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at or on

Updated March 12, 2015