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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 29, 2015

Madison Woman Pleads Guilty To Filing False Tax Returns

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Brenda Miller, 43, Madison, Wis., pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Madison to filing false returns with the IRS.  This charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison.

From 2008 through 2012, Miller prepared approximately 42 tax returns for friends and family members which included fraudulent entries designed to increase the amount of tax refunds to the filer.  The amount of fraudulent refunds totaled $291,245.

The charges against Miller are the result of an investigation by IRS Criminal Investigation.  The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Altman.

Updated July 14, 2015