GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - A minor player has pleaded guilty in connection with an alleged $50 million swindle centered in West Michigan.
In US District Court in Grand Rapids Wednesday, Penny Hodge agreed to a plea deal for her role in helping David Wilson McQueen hide cash from the IRS.
McQueen, who is accused of ripping off hundreds of investors, sent money to one of her accounts, then got her to withdraw some of it in amounts small enough to avoid government detection.
Banks report to the IRS withdrawals above $10,000. Hodge used two checks for less than that to get the money out for McQueen, according to her plea agreement.
She agreed to cooperate with the government and it agreed to drop a second tax charge and forget about charging her son.
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