SAN FRANCISCO -- A Pittsburg woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to file false federal tax claims in 2009, according to the United State Attorney's Office.
Sentencing will take place in February 2013 for Peggie Terry, who admitted to participating in a conspiracy to obtain fraudulent tax refunds from the IRS. The scheme involved claiming tax refunds based on false federal income tax returns that were electronically filed with the IRS. Authorities said Terry provided her bank account information to her daughter for the younger woman to use in the scheme.
In December 2009, Terry testified before a grand jury that she provided her bank account information to someone named "Sammy." She further testified that "Sammy" claimed to have worked for the IRS and needed her bank information
Terry later admitted that she lied during her grand jury testimony and that she falsely testified that she gave her account information to "Sam" at the request of her daughter, in order to conceal her involvement.
Terry, who was charged in a one-count indictment in April, could face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.
Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 27, 2013.
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