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Guymon Woman Sentenced to Serve 15 Months in Federal Prison for Preparing False Tax Returns

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY - Today, LIZBETH SAENZ LONGORIA, 52, of Guymon, Oklahoma, was sentenced to serve 15 months in federal prison for aiding or assisting in the preparation of false tax returns, announced U.S. Attorney Robert J. Troester. 

On December 12, 2022, a criminal Information was filed charging Longoria with willfully aiding or assisting in the preparation of a false return.  On January 25, 2023, Longoria pleaded guilty to the charge.

According to the Information, Longoria knowingly included approximately $13,299 worth of medical or dental expenses on a person’s 2017 Individual Income Tax Return, Form 1040, despite knowing the individual did not have medical or dental expenses near that amount for the year 2017.

At a sentencing hearing today, U.S. District Court Judge Scott L. Palk sentenced Saenz to serve 15 months in federal prison.  Judge Palk took into account relevant conduct by Longoria that included 116 additional false returns and ordered her to pay $291,520.00 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service.  In announcing the sentence, the court noted the seriousness of the offense and the need for general deterrence.

This case is the result of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Will Farrior.

Reference is made to public filings for more information.

Updated July 28, 2023