I was working three other stories Thursday so didn’t get the good fortune of writing this crime story, but the U.S. Attorney’s Office let us know about a Santa Fe couple who pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the government about money they were making from an adult service website.
From Tom Sharpe’s article in Friday’s New Mexican:
A Santa Fe woman and her husband pleaded guilty Thursday to one count each of conspiring to defraud the federal government regarding taxes on income from online adult entertainment services.
Carolynne Tilga, 50, must repay at least $1.7 million in back taxes and faces up to five years in prison, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
The article has a lot of the details from the indictment and criminal complaint, but maybe my favorite part of Tom’s article was Tilga’s response when called for comment Thursday afternoon.
Again, from the article:
Reached Thursday, Tilga declined to comment on case, other than to ask, “Is this truly newsworthy for you people?”
I’d say a local couple pleading guilty to federal crimes charging them with owing the government more than $1.7 million in back taxes from an adult services web site business and said couple each facing up to five years in federal prison for said guilty plea pretty much qualifies as newsworthy for us people.