- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 7, 2017

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The owner of a New Jersey political consulting firm has pleaded guilty to tax evasion.

NJ.com reports 35-year-old Linda Jumah entered her plea Monday. Jumah faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine when she’s sentenced in February.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, Jumah intentionally underreported more than $121,000 in earnings in 2015 when she owned the Newark-based firm Elite Strategies. Prosecutors say that resulted in a tax loss of nearly $40,000.

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Information from: NJ Advance Media.


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