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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Oklahoma

Friday, May 13, 2016

Former Comptroller Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Embezzlement and Signing a False Tax Return

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma LeANN MARIE GOODE, of Edmond, Oklahoma, was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for embezzlement and signing a false federal income tax return, announced Mark A. Yancey, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.

During 2012 and 2013, GOODE was employed as Accountant/Comptroller at Market Source, Inc., located in Oklahoma City.  On October 14, 2015, she pled guilty to using interstate wire communications to defraud Market Source.  In particular, she admitted that she paid personal expenses out of Market Source’s account at InterBank (formerly known as Union Bank) and disguised her embezzlement by treating those payments as business-related expenses.  At the October 2015 hearing, GOODE also pled guilty to signing a false tax return.  She admitted that on January 31, 2014, she signed a personal federal tax return for the 2013 calendar year that she knew was false because it reported only $65,774 in total income, substantially less than the income she actually received.

At today’s sentencing, U.S. District Judge Timothy D. DeGiusti ordered that GOODE be incarcerated for 18 months.  She must also pay restitution in the total amount of $236,923.45, as follows:

  • Market Source: $139,701.45

  • Ohio Casualty: $50,000.00

  • Internal Revenue Service: $47,222.00

After completing her sentence, GOODE will serve three years of supervised release.  She must perform 104 hours of community service during the first year of supervised release.

This case was the result of an investigation by Internal Revenue Service—Criminal Investigations and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kerry A. Kelly.

Updated May 13, 2016