A former Internal Revenue Service agent and manager has pleaded guilty to criminal conflict of interest charges and been convicted after admitting to opening her own tax and accounting business, which earned her $70,000 on the side while working for the IRS.

Jeanne L. Gavin, 61, of Baton Rouge, La., pleaded guilty Monday before Chief U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson to exceeding authorized access to a government computer and engaging in a criminal conflict of interest. While serving as a supervisory Internal Revenue agent and group manager in the IRS’s Baton Rouge office, Gavin supervised approximately 10 revenue agents responsible for determining tax liabilities and collecting taxes for individual, partnership and corporate taxpayers.

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