November 4, 2011
Monterey resident and Steinbeck Real Estate owner Cheryl Ann Savage pleaded not guilty to three counts of tax evasion Wednesday, the U.S. Attorney's Northern District office announced Thursday.
Savage, who was released on $50,000 bond after her arraignment in San Jose, stands accused of underpaying taxes in 2004, 2005 and 2006. However, the indictment doesn't specify the amount she allegedly owes the IRS.
In addition to owning Salinas-based Steinbeck Real Estate, which sells mostly high-end homes in Monterey and San Benito counties, Savage is also a dating coach whose company, Navigating the Dating Scene, strives to "empower women to have the confidence to jump back into the dating and social scene." She's a past president of the Salinas Association of Realtors, and has served on the board of the Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Savage is next scheduled to appear in federal court for trial setting at 10 a.m. on Nov. 30.