Saratoga County woman pleads guilty to tax charges


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Date: October 14, 2021


Albany, NY — Elizabeth Doyle of Ballston Lake, New York, pled guilty today to filing false tax returns. The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Thomas Fattorusso, Acting Special Agent in Charge, New York Field Office, Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation ("IRS-CI").

Doyle operates a Saratoga County company that places home health care aides in patients' homes. As part of her guilty plea, Doyle admitted to filing materially false tax returns that underreported business income in 2016 and 2017. Doyle admitted to underreporting a total of $647,263 in income, resulting in a loss to the federal government of at least $94,522.

Doyle faces up to 3 years in prison, a maximum fine of $100,000, and a term of supervised release of up to 1 year, when Senior United States District Judge Lawrence E. Kahn sentences her on February 16, 2022. A defendant's sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.

In a related case, on March 24, 2021, Betty J. Marriott of Gansevoort, New York – the prior owner of Doyle's company – pled guilty to filing false tax returns; her sentencing is scheduled for October 21, 2021.

These cases were investigated by IRS-CI and are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Emily C. Powers.