NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that PATRICIA HARGIS, age 70, of Gretna pleaded guilty yesterday to filing a false federal income tax return, a crime punishable by up to three years’ imprisonment. HARGIS admitted to intentionally understating her income in each return for the years 2011 through 2015, causing her taxes to be understated by a total of approximately $110,810. Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon scheduled sentencing for September 19, 2019.
U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorneys Chandra Menon and Andre J. Lagarde are in charge of the prosecution.