Congressman Tierney’s Wife Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

Patrice Tierney, wife of U.S Representative Patrice Tierney pleaded guilty in U.S District Court in Bosotn to four counts of aiding and abetting filing of false tax returns for her brother, a federal fugutive indicted on illegal gambling charges. Prosecutors said that Mrs. Tierney managed a bank account for her brother Robert Eremian that received more than $7 million in illegal gambling profits and that she provided information to his tax preparer which mischaracterized the profits as commissions. Eramnian and his brother were charged with racketeering and money laundering operating an illegal gambling business, filing false tax returns and other charges relating to their gambling business in the U.S from Caribbean island of Antigua.Eremian is the owner and prinicpal of Sports offshore. John Tierney is running for reelection against Republican Bill Hudack who called today for Tierney to disclose what he knew about his wife’s financial dealings. Sentencing for Patrice Tierney will be in January. She was released on personal recognizance. Prosecutors are recommending three months house arrest and three years probation.