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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 29, 2015

Austin Businesswoman Sentenced to Federal Prison for Filing Fraudulent Tax Return

In Austin today, 42-year-old Adela Perez was sentenced to 28 months in federal prison for filing a fraudulent tax return announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., and Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) Special Agent in Charge William Cotter.

In addition to the prison term, United States District Judge Sam Sparks ordered that Perez be placed on supervised release for a period of one year and pay the IRS $99,271 in restitution.

On March 24, 2015, Perez pleaded guilty to one count of filing a fraudulent tax return.  By pleading guilty, Perez admitted that from 2008 to 2012, she filed 34 tax returns on behalf of her clients that included fraudulent business expenses in order for her clients to reduce their taxable income and receive higher refunds.

This case was investigated by the IRS-CI.  Assistant United States Attorney Michael C. Galdo prosecuted this case on behalf of the Government.

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Updated February 4, 2016