Mother & daughter sentenced for income tax evasion of more than $3.7 million
COLUMBUS, OH (STL.News) Theresa R, Gregory, 67, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, was sentenced to 36 months of imprisonment for evading the assessment and payment of incomes taxes due to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Gregory pleaded guilty to the aforementioned charges on Aug. 28, 2020.
Tera L. Gore, 44, of Croton, Ohio was sentenced to six months of imprisonment to be followed by 12 months of home confinement on the same charges. Gore also pleaded guilty on Aug. 28, 2020.
As part of their sentences, Gregory and Gore were ordered to pay $3.3 million in restitution. Gregory was also ordered to pay a $20,000 fine.
According to court documents, between January 2008 and December 2017, Theresa Gregory and her daughter, Tera Gore, evaded the assessment and payment of income taxes owed to the IRS by Gregory. As Gregory earned millions of dollars annually, Gregory and Gore worked together to hide Gregory’s income and assets. They also falsified documents to help Gregory purchase a second home in Florida, including a bank statement that claimed a bank account held nearly $2 million more than it actually held.