Feds charge man with filing false tax return

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Federal authorities in Texarkana have charged a Titus County, Texas, man with filing a false tax return.

An indictment unsealed Thursday in the Texarkana Division of the Eastern District of Texas accuses 36-year-old Terriance Shepherd of submitting a false individual return March 15, 2016, for the 2015 tax year. Shepherd allegedly reported wages of $9,999,999 and withholding of the same amount.

Shepherd pleaded not guilty to the charges at a hearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Caroline Craven on Oct. 1. Shepherd is represented by Longview, Texas, attorney Charles Van Cleef.

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Shepherd was released Oct. 4 on a $5,000 unsecured appearance bond. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Hornok is representing the government.

If convicted, Shepherd faces up to three years in federal prison and a fine up to $100,000.

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