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Buffalo attorney admits to false tax filings

Attorney Lisa M. Yaeger, 49, of Buffalo, has pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara to three misdemeanor charges of submitting false documents to the Internal Revenue Service.

Yaeger, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Gretchen L. Wylegala, was employed in a variety of public positions while also maintaining a private law practice. Yaeger failed to report substantial amounts of income she received from her private practice in 2005, 2006 and 2007. The tax loss attributable to the undisclosed income exceeded $22,000, according to a release.

Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 10. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison, a $100,000 fine or both.