Omaha, Neb. — A federal judge has overturned nine guilty verdicts but has let five others stand against an Omaha tax preparer who prepared and filed false returns.
U.S. District Court records show Sharon Williams-Combs was sentenced Friday to five years of probation and ordered to pay restitution of nearly $12,200.
The records say that in April an Omaha jury convicted her of 14 counts. Prosecutors say she under-reported client incomes or falsified the sources of their incomes.
After the verdicts Judge Robert Rossiter Jr. took up her motion for acquittal on 12 counts. She conceded there was enough evidence to convict on two counts.
Rossiter ruled in May that the government hadn’t met its burden of proof for nine of the counts and let stand her convictions on five counts.