Cincinnati attorney pleads guilty to IRS charge

A former partner in a major Cincinnati law firm has pleaded guilty to a charge of obstructing the Internal Revenue Service while representing estates of two dead clients.

Suzanne Land made the plea Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Herman Weber. The Justice Department says in a statement that according to an agreement, she acknowledged a potential tax loss of more than $1 million from actions including forging posthumous signatures and misleading an appraiser on estate values.

Land had joined Dinsmore & Shol in 2010 as a partner in the corporate department. A woman there said Thursday that Land was no longer at the firm.

Its website says it has 475 attorneys in 13 cities. Land wasn't listed among them.

A message was left for her attorney. Sentencing is Aug. 7.

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