By Vickie Welborn
Former DeSoto Parish District Attorney Richard Johnson is scheduled to report to federal prison before 2 p.m. Monday.
Johnson was sentenced in February to a year and a day for lying on his 2011 income tax return.
Johnson, 59, of Mansfield, was also ordered to make $275,184 in restitution to the government.
Johnson faced up to three years in prison after pleading guilty last year to one count of filing a false federal income tax return. With credit for time served and good behavior, the former prosecutor can expect to spend about 10 months behind bars, U.S. District Judge Maurice Hicks said during Johnson’s sentencing hearing last month.
The government said Johnson did not pay his taxes from 2002 through 2013. The indictment was based on Johnson’s 2011 federal income tax return where he reported income of $126,197. But he had additional income totaling $78,717 that was not reported.
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