Augusta woman to serve prison time in tax fraud conspiracy

An Augusta woman who pleaded guilty to her role in a tax fraud conspiracy must pay the government more than half a million dollars.

 

Cushena N.L. Jordan and her husband, Jerry Lee Jordan, entered guilty pleas in January. Cushena Jordan was sentenced Wednesday to 21 months in prison to be followed by three years on supervised release.

Jerry Lee Jordan’s sentencing was postponed Wednesday.

According to court documents and court testimony, the Jordans operated U Wanna Ride Used Car Sales on Deans Bridge Road where they also operated a tax fraud scheme from January 2011 through May 2013.

A joint Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service and Secret Service investigation uncovered the scheme for which the Jordans were indicted last year.

The Jordans and other unnamed participants stole personal identities to create false tax returns, and then forged signatures on tax return checks and divided the cash.

Cushena Jordan was ordered to repay the U.S. government a total of $507,598.

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