OAKLAND -- A San Leandro woman pleaded guilty on Wednesday to conspiracy to file a false claim in a tax refund scheme, a prosecutor said.
Latasha Ringo, 35, appeared in federal court in Oakland before District Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton, and entered her plea, United States Attorney Melinda Haag said Thursday.
According to the plea agreement, Ringo conspired with others to file false tax returns seeking fraudulent refunds for 2010. As part of the scheme, she sold false Form W-2s to people so they could file false tax returns seeking fraudulent refunds.
Ringo was charged with the felony crime in a one-count indictment on Nov. 15.
She is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 28, in Oakland and faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
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