• False tax returns land four in court

    by  • January 25, 2013 • News

    As people are preparing to file their taxes, four cases in federal court this week emphasize the importance of honesty and accuracy.

    Four individuals were indicted by a federal grand jury and charged with making and subscribing false federal income tax returns, according to the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton.

    Anaya Bluiett, 25, of Brooklyn, was charged with three counts of making and subscribing false federal income tax returns for the years 2008, 2009 and 2010.  45-year old Terri M. Boatmans of Belleville was charged with two counts of making and subscribing false federal income tax returns for the years 2009 and 2010. Demetrius L. Combs, 21, of East Saint Louis was charged with one count of making and subscribing false federal income tax return for the year 2010 and 37-year old Gemarian Douglas of Alorton was charged with one count of making and subscribing false federal income tax return for the year 2009.

    The offenses each carry a statutory maximum sentence of up to three years in prison, a $250,000 fine and restitution for the amount of the tax loss