News

Feds: NYC Woman Hid Cash To Avoid Land Sale Tax

View Comments
TSA Screeners(Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

TSA Screeners(Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

TRI-STATE NEWS HEADLINES

From our newsroom to your inbox weekday mornings at 9AM.
Sign Up

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Federal authorities said a New York City woman arrested at Kennedy Airport allegedly concealed $170,000 in her underwear to avoid paying taxes on the sale of property in Sudan.

According to the Daily News, a customs official testified in a Brooklyn court Monday that Claire Abdeldaim of Queens removed the underwear and placed it in her purse during a layover in Amsterdam on a flight from Khartoum last June.

The official said when she arrived at JFK, she declared only $17,000.

The 64-year-old woman was free on $100,000 bail. If convicted of the smuggling charge, she faces up to 21 months in prison.

Her lawyer said during cross-examination that the customs official wouldn’t allow her to amend the declaration form.

(TM and Copyright 2011 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

View Comments