Guam woman pleads guilty to cheating taxes for $2M



HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Authorities say a Guam woman has acknowledged using Washington state addresses on several income tax returns to cheat the IRS out of more than $2 million.

U.S. Attorney Alicia Limtiaco for Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands says Immaculata Sewell pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to 11 counts, including nine charges of helping file false returns.

Limtiaco’s office says the returns claimed several deductions, including the earned income credit and child tax credit. Guam residents are ineligible for the deductions.

Authorities say Sewell used a post office box and residential address that belonged to her sister.