LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – R. Alexander Acosta, United …

LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – R. Alexander Acosta, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Eileen J. O’Connor, Assistant Attorney General, Tax Division, United States Department of Justice, Brian J. Wimpling, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, and Broward County Sheriff Kenneth C. Jenne, announced today that defendant, Lisa A. Mazurkevitch, of Broward County, Florida, pled guilty to charges that she conspired to defraud St. Maurice Catholic Church in Davie, Florida.

Mazurkevitch, who worked at St. Maurice Catholic Church in Broward County, Florida, conspired with another church employee, Joann D. Bolliger, to forge payroll and other checks belonging to the church and then negotiated the checks for their personal enrichment. The trial for Joann D. Bolliger, who was indicted along with Mazurkevitch on counterfeit check and payroll tax charges, is currently set for April 17, 2006.

Mazurkevitch faces a statutory maximum sentence of five (5) years imprisonment, plus a fine of up to $250,000. Sentencing is scheduled for May 15, 2006 at 10:30am before U.S. District Court Judge William J. Zloch.

Mr. Acosta commended the investigative efforts of the Internal Revenue Service and the Broward County Sheriff”s Office. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas P. Lanigan and Department of Justice Tax Division Trial Attorneys William J. Lovett and Greg Bockin.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida at www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

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