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District Attorney Charges Port Hueneme Resident with Tax Evasion

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today the filing of a felony complaint charging Port Hueneme resident Julietta Quinones (DOB 3/12/68) with two counts of income tax evasion and one count of filing a false income tax return. The case was investigated by the District Attorney’s Real Estate Fraud Unit and the Franchise Tax Board.

The new charges are related to a pending case against Quinones in which it is alleged that she stole in excess of $221,708 from a 70-year-old victim. In the original case, the victim owned 14 rental properties throughout Ventura County. The victim entrusted Quinones to make the victim’s monthly mortgage payment on each property and provided the defendant with signed, blank checks for that purpose. Instead, Quinones used the victim’s checks for personal expenses. As a result, the victim lost all 14 rental properties to foreclosure.

In the new case it is alleged that Quinones failed to declare the stolen monies as income on her 2009 tax return. In addition, the investigation revealed that in 2010 and 2011, Quinones failed to file tax returns and never reported the stolen income to the Franchise Tax Board.

Quinones was arrested on September 26, 2013, and is currently being held at the Ventura County Jail. She was arraigned on September 27, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. in courtroom 12. Quinones faces a maximum sentence of four years and four months in state prison on the new charges.

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