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For Immediate Release
October 28, 2002
Contact: Sean Caine, 410-576-6357

BALTIMORE WOMAN CHARGED WITH
FILING FALSE STATE TAX RETURNS

Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. and State Comptroller William Donald Schaefer jointly announced today that Antoinette Dargan,44,whose last known address is 517 N. Linwood Avenue, Baltimore, has been charged in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County with six counts of perjury, felony theft, and tax perjury in connection with the filing of her 1998-2000 state income tax returns. The criminal information alleges that Dargan falsified her W-2 withholding tax on her tax returns and received income tax refunds to which she was not entitled.

All individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. If convicted she could be sentenced to a total of 70 years incarceration and fines up to $2,000.

The case was referred by the Comptroller's Office, and investigated by the Office of the Attorney General, Criminal Investigations Division.

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