Tax Preparer Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison and Ordered to Pay $263,665 in Restitution to the IRS
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – At a combined plea and sentencing hearing yesterday, BURUNDI NACHELLE LOLLES, of Smyrna, Georgia, pleaded guilty to submitting a false income tax return to the IRS and was sentenced by United States District Judge Timothy DeGiusti to serve 33 months in prison, announced Mark A. Yancey, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.
At her change of plea hearing, Lolles, a former resident of Oklahoma City, admitted to filing a false income tax return for the 2009 calendar year that contained a fabricated W-2 listing $12,000 in wages and $2,000 in withholding, as well as a false Form 1040 Schedule C that claimed $165 in expenses for a cleaning business, where no such business actually existed. Pursuant to a written plea agreement, Lolles further agreed to pay restitution to all victims of her relevant conduct, including restitution to the IRS for all taxes due and owing for the tax years 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.
At the sentencing hearing which immediately followed the guilty plea, Lolles was ordered to serve 33 months in prison followed by one year of supervised release. She was further ordered to pay $263,665 in restitution to the IRS.
This case is the result of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Julia E. Barry.