Posts Tagged ‘filing false tax return’

False Tax Claim Gets Man 4 Years in Prison

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

A Georgia man received four years in prison after being found guilty at trial of interfering with the administration of the revenue laws and of making a false claim for a $1.7 million tax refund.
According to court records, Donus R. Sroufe filed a tax return for 2008 that claimed a refund of $1.7 million. On the tax return, Sroufe falsely claimed to have received $2.5 million from a U.S. Treasury
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Colorado Man Guilty of Income Tax Charges

Friday, June 28th, 2013

A Denver man pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return as part of an illegal sports betting business.
Daniel Dinner, 61, pleaded guilty to one count of filing a false income tax return.
According to court records, from 2005 through 2009, Dinner ran an illegal sports betting business.
In March 2011, IRS agents recovered approximately $1.2 million in cash from Dinner’s properties and safe deposit boxes. The money came from both legitimate
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Filing False Tax Return Gets Iowa Woman Prison Sentence

Monday, June 17th, 2013

An Iowa woman was sentenced to 21 months in prison for two counts of filing false tax returns.
Regina Jimenez, 60, of Clinton, Iowa, operated AA Accounting & Tax Services Inc. in Clinton, Iowa, from approximately 2007 through 2011. Jimenez used the business to facilitate the theft of over $300,000 from a client who believed that Jimenez would use the money to pay the client’s taxes.
Jimenez instead used the money for
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False Tax Return Filed by Guilty Used Car Dealers

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

A Louisiana couple who ran a used car lot pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return.
Norman Ducre, 41, and Jami Ducre, 44, of Slidell, Louisiana, owned and operated J & J Auto Brokers. Norman Ducre was responsible for sales and inventory acquisition and management, while Jami Ducre was responsible for the bookkeeping of the business.
In her plea, Ducre admitted to providing false and fraudulent monthly income and expense statements
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$1 Million Tax Evasion by Owner of Cinemas

Friday, April 12th, 2013

The owner of movie theaters in Michigan will spend a year in prison after attempting to evade nearly $1 million in taxes.
Elaine Dawson, 69, of Bellaire, Michigan, pleaded guilty to the tax evasion charge. She was also ordered to pay restitution of $988,366 to IRS.
According to court records, Dawson willfully evaded nearly $1 million in corporate and personal income taxes between 2004 and 2010. Dawson owned five cinemas in Michigan and
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False Tax Return Filed by Missouri Businessman

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

A Missouri business owner pleaded guilty to filing a false income tax return. Christopher Huffman, 49, of Lexington, Missouri, is the owner of IG Construction, an asphalt and tree-trimming business. Huffman admitted that he engaged in a scheme to underreport the gross receipts for his business on his tax returns for tax years 2006 to 2008 in order to significantly reduce his income tax liability. He faces up to three
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W-2 Tax Fraud Scheme Sending Missouri Woman to Prison

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

A St. Louis, Missouri, woman faces up to three years in prison after pleading guilty to filing a false federal income tax return.
According to court records, Sharitte Green, 27, admitted to participating in a scheme that prepared and provided false Forms W-2 to friends and relatives for the purpose of enabling them to file false federal income tax returns and receive false federal tax refunds. Seven others were charged with
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False Tax Return Filed by Tennessee Bail Bondsman

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Kenneth L. Richardson, 50, a Nashville, Tenn., bail bondsman, pleaded guilty to filing a false federal income tax return and to failing to file a federal income tax return. Richardson admitted that he and his wife filed a federal income tax return for year 2004 reporting an adjusted gross income of $52,714 when their income was at least $248,174. He faces up to four years in prison and a fine
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Tax Fraud Charges by New York Senate Leader

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

The former New York State Senate majority leader pleaded guilty to filing a false and fraudulent federal tax return for the year 2005.
Pedro Espada Jr. concealed money he took from Soundview Healthcare Center, where he was CEO and president, through a janitorial company he owned. Espada also defrauded the IRS of taxes owed on income he earned from the sale of a property on Leland Avenue in the Bronx by
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False Tax Claim Filed by California Woman

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Gwen Noel Luckette, 59, formerly of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., pleaded guilty to filing a false claim with the IRS. According to court documents, Luckette filed a fraudulent 2008 tax return claiming excessive federal tax withholding and investment expenses she did not incur. As a result of the false tax return, she obtained a $605,692 refund. Luckette admitted that she aided and abetted in the filing of the 2008 false
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Tax Evasion on $4.7 Million Sends Loan Broker to Prison

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

A Colorado loan broker was sentenced to 18 months in prison for filing a false income tax return and trying to evade taxes on $4.7 million in income.
Leonid Shifrin, 42, of Aurora, Colo., pleaded guilty to the charge.
According to court records, from 2002 through 2005, Shifrin underreported his business receipts by $4.7 million for the years 2002 through 2005. This underreporting of the business and other receipts for these years
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Cheating On Your Taxes Risky Business Today

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Taxpayers face the most aggressive IRS in U.S. history, meaning tax cheats could be looking at prison time and substantial penalties.
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Many people think they can get away with it.
They think they can hide income and avoid having to pay income taxes.
It’s just a minor cheat, they think.
Or, they say, everybody cheats on their taxes.
That’s probably what someone like Leonid Shifrin thought.
A 42-year-old loan broker from Aurora, Colo., Shifrin underreported three
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False Tax Return Filed By Guilty Connecticut Bookkeeper

Monday, September 24th, 2012

A Connecticut woman faces three years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 after pleading guilty to filing a false federal income tax return.
According to court documents, Renee Lamar Joseph, 38, of Norwalk, Conn., was the bookkeeper for Joseph Landscaping and Masonry, a sole proprietorship landscaping and masonry business owned and operated by her husband.  Joseph’s responsibilities included handling JLM’s billing, receiving payments and recording payments in the
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False Tax Returns Filed by Pennsylvania Landlord

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Jason Cohen, a Pennsylvania landlord, pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return. He falsified his personal income on tax returns for the calendar years 2006 through 2008 by failing to declare $283,308 in monthly rental fees paid in cash. The failure to declare the payments led to a tax loss on Cohen’s personal income tax returns of $24,368 for the three-year period. Cohen faces up to three years in
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Tax Evasion of $1.4 Million by Former Dollar Tree Employee

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

A Virginia man pleaded guilty to two counts of filing a false tax return.
According to court documents, Thomas W. Sawyer, 43, of Chesapeake, Va., was formerly employed by Dollar Tree and traveled to China procure goods to be sold in Dollar Tree’s stores. During his trips to Asia, Sawyer received gratuities from the Chinese manufacturers in exchange for choosing their products. Sawyer brought this additional income into the United States and
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