Patterson is scheduled to be sentenced on January 5 after pleading guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States. From January through April 2015, Patterson admitted she and others conspired to file false returns for Pelicans Income Tax and Payroll Services, located in Kenner and Westwego, La. She used false income and withholdings to inflate client returns.
Paterson also prepared her own return utilizing a dependent’s personal identifying information from a client without the client’s knowledge.
The Internal Revenue Service said she and others caused a tax loss of more than $550,000.
Patterson was already facing sentencing this week after pleading guilty on Nov. 14, 2019 to a conspiracy charge for filing bogus returns for clients of Crown Tax Service She faces a maximum of five years in the prison on the newest charge.