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D.C. Woman Enters Plea In False Tax Return Case

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Attorney’s office says a Washington tax preparer faces a sentence of up to 71 months in prison her role in a scheme of filing false income tax returns that generated more than $14 million in refunds.

Federal officials said in a news release that Ladonna Davis, 28, entered a guilty plea on Tuesday to charges of conspiracy and first-degree theft. She also faces a potential fine of up to $100,000. A sentencing date has not been determined.

Authorities say Davis and others filed false federal income tax returns that produced nearly $14 million in refunds and false D.C. income tax returns that generated about $835,000 in refunds from 2006 through this year. Authorities still are calculating refunds generated by false income tax returns for Maryland and Virginia.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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