U.S.A. v. Richter, No. 20-184 (U.S.D.C.). The defendant was charged with multiple counts of filing false tax returns, in violation of 26 U.S.C. §7206(1) and pled guilty to the Indictment. Initially, the defendant was facing 2-3 years imprisonment based upon the government’s assertion of tax losses in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Following an extensive forensic accounting analysis of the tax losses, Ms. Lefeber was able to reduce the tax loss below $250,000 and the applicable sentencing guidelines then became between 18-24 months imprisonment. At sentencing, Ms. Lefeber argued passionately about all the good in the defendant’s life and was able to win a downward variance to PROBATION.