Wife of Rep. John F. Tierney, D-Mass., to plead guilty in tax evasion scheme

Breaking news out of Massachusetts:

The wife of US Representative John F. Tierney is poised to plead guilty tomorrow to federal tax charges for managing a bank account that her brother allegedly used to deposit millions of dollars in illegal gambling profits he raked in from an offshore sports betting operation in Antigua.

Patrice Tierney, 59, who is married to the Salem Democrat, is charged with four counts of aiding and abetting the filing of false tax returns by her brother, Robert Eremian, of St. John’s, Antigua.

The US Attorney’s office said she is scheduled to plead guilty tomorrow afternoon.

Tierney insists his wife is innocent and that she thought the money she was handling  on her brother’s behalf came from legitimate sources. Tierney’s Republican challenger Bill Hudak was recently touting an internal poll showing he is in striking distance of Tierney:

The poll shows Hudak with a 41 to 40 percent lead over Tierney among independent voters. Hudak trails Tierney, 46 to 39 percent, among a group defined as “high interest likely voters.”

Whether that poll was reliable or not, I suspect that after tomorrow Tierney’s lead in the race is going to narrow.

Beltway ConfidentialCongresstax evasionUS

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

SF protests continue with Golden Gate Bridge takeover, Mission march and more

Nearly two weeks after death of George Floyd, thousands turn out to demand justice and reform

Officer who knelt with George Floyd protesters accused of insubordination a day later

Rubin Rhodes, a black officer who identifies as non-binary, sent home for wearing earrings

SF officer involved in shooting death of homeless man quit while facing discipline, landed new job in Antioch

An officer who faced discipline for needlessly escalating a confrontation that led… Continue reading

Most Read