TYLER, Texas – A long-time Smith
County Precinct One Constable has pleaded guilty to federal criminal tax
violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney
Brit Featherston today.
Jackson, 65, of Tyler, Texas pleaded guilty to four counts of willful failure
to file federal income tax returns today before U.S. Magistrate Judge K. Nicole
to information presented in court, Jackson, who has served as an elected
constable since 1999, received income from 2010-2013 that required him to file
federal income tax returns for those years. However, Jackson failed to
file those returns and now owes more than $160,000 in taxes.
Under federal statutes, Jackson faces up to one year in federal prison for each
count at sentencing. The maximum statutory sentence prescribed by
Congress is provided here for information purposes, as the sentencing will be
determined by the court based on the advisory sentencing guidelines and other
statutory factors. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the
completion of a presentence investigation by the U.S. Probation Office.
This case was investigated by the Internal
Revenue Service – Criminal Investigations and the Federal
Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney
Public Information Officer/Law Enforcement Coordinator
U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Texas