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November 8, 2016

Posted  November 8, 2016

A resident of Portland, Oregon pleaded guilty to conspiring to file fraudulent income tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) claiming refunds in excess of $1 million, theft of government funds and filing a false claim for refund, announced the Justice Department’s Tax Division. According to the plea agreement, Lori Nicholson, 53, admitted that she conspired with other individuals to prepare and file more than 227 fraudulent income tax returns during 2010. The false information on the tax returns included fictitious wage and withholding information, and fraudulent refundable credits. Nicholson also admitted that she assisted her co-defendants to prepare and file false income tax returns, including her daughter, Jasmine Mason, Brandon Leath and Shawntina Ware. Nicholson further admitted that she shared identities and refunds with her co-defendants. DOJ

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