U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley says that two New Iberia attorneys who did not file their federal tax returns have pleaded guilty to the violations.

Finley's office reports that 48-year-old James Burton and his ex-wife, 50-year-old Lucretia Burton failed to file federal returns for 2007,2008 and 2009.

The two offered general legal services and they also had an interest in a tax return preparation business. Federal returns were not filed.

The Burton's face a maximum sentence of 12 months in jail, possible probation, penalties and restitution.