Congressman John Tierney was in federal court in Boston today as his wife copped a plea to charges that she knowingly misrepresented the facts of her brother's income as part of a scheme to defraud the U.S. government. We won't know what Patrice Tierney's punished will be for 3 months.
Patrice Tierney admitted to four counts of aiding and abetting the filing of false tax returns related to her brother, Robert Eremian,
The Boston Globe reported.
"I take full responsibility for what my part in this was," Patrice Tierney told the court. She was released on her own recognizance and will be sentenced Jan. 13.
She was accused of managing a bank account for Eremian that took in more than $7 million in illegal gambling profits. Eremian and another brother, Daniel Eremian, were recently charged with racketeering, money laundering, operating an illegal gambling business, filing false tax returns, and other charges, according to the Globe.
The Democratic congressman is seeking his eighth term. His Republican opponent, Bill Hudak, called on Tierney to disclose what he knows about his wife's financial dealings.
Hudak has called for an investigation.