KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) An Overland Park woman pleaded guilty to participating in a national tax fraud scheme that brought conspirators more than $3.5 million.
Seventy-one-year-old Shirley J. Oyer, owner of ABC Seamless Siding in Kansas City, pleaded guilty Thursday to writing false claims for tax refunds.
The government says the scheme started in Kansas City and spread across the country. Fourteen conspirators are accused of seeking more than $96 million in fraudulent returns, and received more than $3.5 million.
Prosecutors say Oyer promoted the scheme and recruited at least a dozen people to participate.
Her plea agreement calls for six months in prison and six months of home detention followed by three years of supervised release.
The Kansas City Star reports six co-defendants have also pleaded guilty.