Former JPSO chief deputy indicted on tax charges

Former JPSO chief deputy indicted on tax charges

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The former Chief Deputy for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office was charged Thursday with six counts of tax evasion, five counts of filing a false tax return, and one count of failing to file a tax return.

Craig A. Taffaro is accused of evading taxes, filing false returns, and exaggerating business expenses for five years between 2009 and 2013.

He is also accused of filing a false estimate of his tax liability and failing to file a return for 2014.

If convicted, Taffaro, 70, faces a possible five years in prison for each count of tax evasion and three years for each count of filing a false return, and one year for each count of failing to file a tax return.

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