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PF woman pleads guilty to tax evasion

| April 12, 2024 10:30 AM

COEUR d'ALENE — A Post Falls woman recently pleaded guilty to tax evasion, U.S. Attorney Josh Hurwit said Thursday.

According to court records, Ashlee Lyn Wilson, 37, failed to file federal income tax returns for six years, from 2018 to 2023. During that time, she earned total wages of $1,024,872 and evaded paying $153,131 in federal income tax, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney General's Office in Idaho.

Wilson pleaded guilty to the charge and is scheduled to be sentenced July 11 at the federal courthouse in Coeur d’Alene. She faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and up to a $250,000 fine.  

A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors, the release said.

Hurwit commended the work of the Internal Revenue Service — Criminal Investigation, which led to the charge. Assistant U.S. Attorney Traci Whelan is prosecuting the case.