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Akron woman sentenced for tax filing violations

Beacon Journal staff report

An Akron woman convicted of failing to report more than $200,000 in income on her federal tax forms was sentenced to one day in prison and two years of intensive, supervised probation, authorities said Friday.

Kelly Prigmore, 43, was convicted of the crimes last August in a two-day bench trial. Federal prosecutors showed that she made false returns for the years 2006 and 2007.

U.S. Judge Benita Y. Pearson imposed the sentence Thursday in Youngstown.

Prigmore was ordered to perform 192 hours of community service on a set schedule of eight hours per week over six of the first 10 months of home confinement. Additionally, she must undergo mental health treatment, cannot engage in any gambling activities or enter any gambling establishment during her probation and must cooperate with IRS officials in payment of her unpaid taxes.

A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Cleveland said Prigmore worked as a self-employed home health-care provider for a client who paid her for 24-hour, live-in service. Case records showed that she failed to report $209,601 in income during the two-year period.

In 2006, prosecutors said, she reported total income of only $8,600, omitting $96,806 of additional income. In 2007, she reported making $8,990, omitting $112,795 in additional income.


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