Feds: Burnt Hills woman sentenced for filing false tax returns

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ALBANY – A Burnt Hills woman was sentenced this past week to probation and ordered to pay more than $94,000 in restitution after admitting earlier to filing false tax returns, federal prosecutors said.

Elizabeth Doyle, 49, of Burnt Hills, was sentenced to one year of probation and total restitution of $94,522, prosecutors said. She was also fined $7,500.

She was sentenced after pleading guilty earlier to two counts of filing false tax returns, prosecutors said.

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Her guilty plea related to business income she earned through a Saratoga County company that places home health care aides in patients’ homes, prosecutor said.

She admitted to filing materially false tax returns in tax years 2016 and 2017 that underreported income of more than $647,000, resulting in a loss to the government of the $94,522, prosecutors said.

In a related case, Betty Marriot, 71, of Gansevoort, pleaded guilty earlier to filing false tax returns and was sentenced in October to a year of probation and ordered to pay more than $280,000 in restitution. Marriot sold the home health care company to Doyle in 2016, prosecutors said.

The cases were investigated by the IRS – Criminal Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Emily C. Powers.

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