LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Nacogdoches County couple accused of withholding tax information from the federal government is asking for a case against them to be dropped, due to the violations exceeding the statute of limitations.
Reggie and Deborah Cotton are under federal indictment, which alleges they conspired to cover up their income from a cleaning service. Federal prosecutors claim they failed to pay $97,000 in taxes.
According to a motion filed in federal court, the defendants argue the statute of limitation, which is six years, bars prosecution in the case, as the indictment was returned on June 20, 2012, but the tax returns were filed on June 7, 2006.
The motion was filed on Oct. 5. A response from the US Attorney's Office nor a hearing date has been filed in the federal records.