NM woman sentenced for tax evasion

Posted at: 05/14/2013 8:40 PM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a Rio Rancho woman convicted in a tax evasion case has been sentenced to three years of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Ken Gonzales announced Elizabeth Kupfer's sentence Tuesday afternoon. Kupfer was also ordered to pay more than $288,000 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service.

The restitution is to be paid jointly by Kupfer and her husband, Joseph Kupfer, who was also convicted of tax evasion.

Joseph Kupfer was also convicted earlier this year of conspiring to steal money intended for voter education efforts in New Mexico. Joseph Kupfer and a co-defendant had worked as consultants to former Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil Giron.

In the tax evasion case, authorities say the Kupfers intentionally concealed more than $750,000 of income over two years.

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