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Prison Inmate Arraigned on Multiple Counts of Tax Fraud


FOND DU LAC - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that Taycheedah inmate Amy Prelwitz appeared in court and entered a not guilty plea on charges of tax fraud before Fond du Lac County Circuit Court Judge Peter L. Grimm.  A jury trial has been set for August 17-18, 2010. 


Prelwitz was charged in the preparation of fraudulent homestead tax credit forms where she claimed that she was living in private residential rental properties when in reality she was incarcerated. 


A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. 


This matter was 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 this case.