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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

North Carolina Woman Charged with Tax Evasion

Marilyn McDaniel, 67, of Garner, North Carolina, was charged by indictment with two counts of attempt to evade or defeat tax, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7201.  If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum statutory sentence of ten years in prison.

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Kelly R. Jackson, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), made the announcement.

According to the indictment, in the calendar year 2009, McDaniel willfully attempted to evade and defeat tax by failing to pay the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at least $200,664 in federal income tax due based on funds that she diverted from RGB Group, Inc. and RLM Services, Inc., to personal bank accounts she controlled.  For calendar year 2010, McDaniel willfully prepared and caused to be prepared a false and fraudulent U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, Form 1040, on behalf of herself, which was filed with the IRS, indicating that her taxable income for the calendar year was approximately $15,577 when she knew that her taxable income was substantially in excess of what she reported.

McDaniel had her initial appearance on June 23, 2015, before United States Magistrate Judge Alicia M. Otazo-Reyes.

Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of IRS-CI.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Maurice A. Johnson.

An indictment is merely an allegation, and every defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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 www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

Topic(s): 
Tax
Updated February 4, 2016