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Clothing company operator accused of tax evasion

(MGN)

State tax evasion charges have been filed against a Lincoln woman whose clothing businesses were accused of failing to fulfill customer orders after payments.

Lancaster County Court records say 38-year-old Andrea Christensen is charged with failure to pay sales tax, three counts of income tax evasion and one of failing to remit income tax withholding. A Lincoln phone listed for Christensen rang busy during several calls Tuesday. Her attorney in the consumer protection case didn't immediately return a call from The Associated Press.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the tax charges arose from a state investigation into the Christensen's now defunct businesses, Pixi Chix and State 51 Wear. In 2016 state attorneys sued her and her companies alleging that she'd violated the Nebraska Consumer Protection Act and Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act, among other laws. In April Christensen and her businesses admitted no wrongdoing but agreed to pay $7,500 in a settlement.

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