California Woman Pleads Guilty To Tax Charges
A California woman recently pleaded guilty to tax evasion, the same charge her mother was sentenced to prison for a few months ago.
Christine Reyes, 37, of Los Altos Hills, California, was charged with four counts of tax evasion, but after agreeing to a plea, she was able to plead guilty for only one count, according to The Palo Alto Daily News. In total, Reyes did not report $211,760 in various payments and bonuses from her employer in Palo Alto and Menlo Park. She worked for a medical practice as a part-time medical assistant.
"It's a straightforward tax evasion case, with our client having received money from her former employer that she failed to include on tax returns," David Shapiro, Reyes' lawyer, told the news source. "The total taxes that were not paid are about $59,000 over a four-year period."
Reyes will be sentenced in July and could receive a maximum fine of $250,000 and five years in prison, the news source reported. Her mother was recently sentenced to two years in prison for committing the same crimes. Both Reyes and her mother worked in the office together.