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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Buffalo Attorney Sentenced For Submitting False Tax Returns

 Buffalo, N.Y. -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of New York announced today that Lisa M. Yaeger, 50, of Buffalo, N.Y., who was convicted of submitting false documents to the Internal Revenue Service, was sentenced to time served and six months supervised release by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Gretchen L. Wylegala, who handled the case, stated that the defendant, an attorney who was employed in a variety of public positions, also maintained a private practice. Yaeger failed to report substantial amounts of income she received from her private practice in the years 2005, 2006 and 2007. The tax loss attributable to the undisclosed income exceeded $22,000. The defendant has made full restitution.   

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigative Division, under the direction of  Special Agent- in-Charge Toni M. Weirauch.

Updated November 18, 2014