A former teacher from Roosevelt was sentenced Monday to serve 18 months in prison after pleading guilty in a tax refund scheme, according to a U.S. Justice Department news release.
Gloria Donoghue was sentenced to the jail time during a court appearance on Aug. 19 at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn. She was also ordered to repay $320,621 to the IRS.
Federal prosecutors charged Donoghue with “making false claims against the United States,” when she allegedly filed three trust returns, and claimed refunds of $300,000. Those checks were mailed to an address in Roosevelt.
In April, Donoghue pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud and agreed to forfeit $579,378 as part of a plea agreement, said prosecutors.
Donoghue, who now lives in Washington, D.C., could not be reached Monday night for comment. It was unclear if she was taken into federal custody after the court appearance. She is not listed in a federal prison database.