The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

February 2, 2013

Clinton woman pleads guilty to false tax returns


Herald Staff Report

DAVENPORT — A Clinton woman on Friday pleaded guilty to filing false tax returns.

Regina Jimenez, 60, of Clinton pleaded guilty to two counts of filing false tax returns. She faces up to three years of prison, a fine of up to $1 million and costs of prosecution on each count.

According to court documents, Jimenez operated AA Accounting & Tax Services, Inc. in Clinton from approximately 2007 through 2011. Jimenez used the business to facilitate the theft of more than $200,000 from a client who believed that Jimenez would use the money to pay the client’s taxes.

Jimenez instead used the money for personal expenditures and did not report the stolen funds on her tax returns.

The case was investigated by Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation.