U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi
(601) 965-4480
April 17, 2015

Jackson Woman Sentenced to Prison for Filing False Tax Returns

JACKSON, MS—Pennie Frazier, 37, of Jackson, was sentenced on April 16, 2015 by U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III to four years and three months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for filing false federal income tax claims with the IRS, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis, FBI Special Agent in Charge Donald Alway and Acting Special Agent in Charge Jerome R. McDuffie with IRS—Criminal Investigation.

Frazier filed false tax returns from March 2009 until February 2011. As a result of the false returns she filed, the IRS paid out $1,373,790.77 in fraudulent income tax refunds. Frazier was ordered to repay that amount in restitution.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and IRS—Criminal Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Gilbert.

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