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Bossier City woman sentenced to 21 months in prison for making, filing false tax return


SHREVEPORT, Louisiana — A 55-year-old Bossier City woman has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for making and filing a false tax return.

U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley said Tuesday in a news release that Karen Cartagena pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote to one count of making and subscribing a false tax return. She was also sentenced to serve three years of supervised release and pay $84,147 restitution.

According to evidence presented at the March 19 guilty plea, Cartagena prepared and filed a fraudulent tax return on or about January 24, 2012. In the return, she added education credits to which she was not entitled.

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