On March 7, 2018, it was announced that the former employee of a New Orleans law firm had pleaded guilty to tax evasion. Court documents show that 46-year-old Marcia Jordan evaded paying taxes on more than $490,000 in income earned during her time at the law firm. The defendant admitted to failing to timely file her tax return for 2011. Jordan submitted a false application for automatic extension of time to file her return to the IRS. On the tax return, the defendant lied about her tax liability by suggesting it was $0. She also falsely claimed that she had already made $10,000 in tax payments.
As a part of the plea agreement, Jordan has agreed to pay a total of $313,899 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service for her unpaid taxes for the years 2009 through 2014. United States District Court Judge Ivan Lemelle has scheduled sentencing for June 6, 2018. At the time of sentencing, Jordan will face a statutory maximum penalty of five years in prison. Additional details can be found here.