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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Texas

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Local Resident Guilty Of Tax Evasion

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Amber Wise has pleaded guilty to making a false statement on a tax return, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Wise was charged with three counts of making false statements on her tax returns for tax years 2008, 2009 and 2010. Wise’s tax returns for those three years underreported her income by $241,026 resulting in $69,692.76 in unpaid taxes due to the United States. 

At today’s hearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge B. Janice Ellington, Wise admitted that while employed as the manager of Trinity Acceptance Finance Corporation, she filed personal tax returns which underreported her income by more than $53,000 in 2008, more than $109,000 in 2009 and more than $78,000 in 2010. Wise entered a plea of guilty to filing a 2009 tax return containing a false statement of her income, but acknowledged that the total tax loss for all three years of $69,692.76 would be considered by the court in determining her sentence.  

A sentencing hearing was scheduled for July 1, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. before U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos. At that time, Wise faces a sentence of up to three years in federal prison and a possible $250,000 fine.  

The case was investigated by IRS - Criminal Investigation, FBI and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert D. Thorpe Jr.  

Updated April 30, 2015