Lisa M. Yaeger, 50, a politically-active Buffalo private lawyer, was spared additional jail time on her misdemeanor conviction for submitting false documents to the Internal Revenue Service and underpaying her federal taxes for the years 2005, 2006 and 2007.
U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara sentenced her to time-served and imposed six months of supervised release after the U.S. Attorney’s office informed him she has made full restitution on her tax debt of more than $22,000.
Prosecutor Gretchen L. Wylegala said Yaeger through the years held various local government positions as well are operating a private legal practice. Technically in custody for several hours late last year, she pleaded guilty to the charge Sept. 20 and admitted failing to report substantial income from her private practice for the three affected years. Her misdemeanor plea is not expected to affect her professional standing as an attorney allowed to practice in this state.