Business of Law
Ex McGuireWoods Partner Pleads Guilty re Fake IRS Doc Purporting to Lift Levy on Her Draw
Posted Mar 10, 2011 4:25 PM CST
By Martha Neil
Apparently seeking money to which she was not entitled, a former partner of McGuireWoods admittedly provided a phony Internal Revenue Service document to the firm's general counsel in February 2010.
It purported to release a levy under which the IRS was seeking to collect, from partnership payments to Michelle Renee Walker, some $110,000 in federal income tax allegedly owed by her for the 2006 to 2008 tax years, reports the National Law Journal in an article reprinted in New York Lawyer (reg. req.).
Walker has now pleaded guilty to falsifying a tax document. She could get as much as three years and a $5,000 fine when she is sentenced in June in federal court in Los Angeles.
Firm counsel William Allcott called the conduct underlying the plea "inexcusable and intolerable" and said that the Richmond, Va.-based McGuireWoods fully cooperated with the investigation.