Tax Fraud Draws 6 1/2 Year Prison Term Despite Alzheimer's
Margaret Mathes, a 67-year-old Massachusetts woman, has been sentenced to 6 ½ years in prison for tax crimes, and then another three years of supervised release. Her attorney asked for leniency because of her Alzheimer’s disease, but that didn’t seem to help. It may have even backfired. Ms. Mathes plead guilty over charges arising out of an eight-year tax fraud from a temporary employment agency that hid more than $5 million in taxes from the IRS.