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For Immediate Release
June 9, 2006
Media Contact:
Kevin Enright 410-576-6357

FORMER EMPLOYEE OF COMPTROLLER’S OFFICE
CHARGED WITH TAX CRIMES

Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that Deborah A. Davis, of the 6700 block of Dogwood Road, Baltimore, has been charged in Anne Arundel County with three violations of Maryland tax laws. It is alleged that Davis wilfully filed false State income tax returns on her own behalf for tax years 2001 and 2004. She also assisted another person in preparing a false 2001 tax return. At the time of these offenses, Ms. Davis was employed in the Comptroller’s Office, although she is no longer employed by the State. Ms. Davis voluntarily submitted to the Maryland State Police for processing; no trial date has been set.

An indictment or charge is merely an accusation of wrongdoing and every individual is presumed innocent unless the State proves the charges beyond a reasonable doubt. The maximum penalty for wilfully filing a false return is 10 years in jail. The maximum penalty for wilfully assisting to prepare a false return is five years, a $10,000 fine, or both.

This case was investigated by Office of the Attorney General, Criminal Investigations Division (CID),and the Comptroller’s Office. The case will be prosecuted by the Criminal Investigations Division.

   

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