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FOND DU LAC - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that probable cause was found in the Nicole Ousley Tax Fraud case, before Fond du Lac County Circuit Court Judge Richard Nuss on criminal charges of homestead tax credit fraud. The Wisconsin Department of Justice is acting as Special Prosecutor for Fond du Lac and Dane County, and has filed felony charges in Fond du Lac County against Ousley, alleging homestead tax credit fraud.
According to the Department of Justice's criminal complaints, Nicole Ousley was involved in the preparation of fraudulent homestead tax credit forms where she claimed that she was living in a private residential rental property when in reality she was incarcerated.
An arraignment will be scheduled in the next 30 days. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.
These matters were investigated by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue and the Wisconsin State Capitol Police Department. Assistant Attorney General Eric D. Defort represents the State of Wisconsin in each of the four cases.
A copy of the each criminal complaint is available