Posts Tagged ‘tax case’

Tax Evasion and Bank Fraud Charged to Colorado Contractor

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

A Colorado contractor was arrested on charges of tax evasion, structuring, bank fraud and interfering with IRS laws.
Michael Destry Williams, 49, of Pueblo, Colorado, was a self-employed general contractor who fixed up and resold real estate in the Pueblo, Colorado, area.
From April 2005 through January 2008, according to the indictment, Williams willfully attempted to evade a substantial amount of income tax and self-employment tax due for calendar years 2005, 2006
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Tax Evasion by Ohio Land Developer

Monday, August 26th, 2013

An Ohio man was convicted at trial of filing false federal income tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service.
Evidence showed that William David Taylor Sr., 50, of Canal Winchester, Ohio, filed false federal income tax returns with the IRS for 2006 and 2007.
The 2006 income tax return showed total income in the amount of $51,967, and the 2007 income tax return showed total income in the amount of $33,272.  Evidence
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Trustee Faces Five Years for Tax Evasion

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

The administrator of a Texas trust that owned valuable mineral deposits pleaded guilty to tax evasion.
According to court records, Randy Lynn White, of Lubbock, Texas, was the sole trustee of the Frank F. McMordie Jr. Family Trust, whose assets consisted primarily of a large ranch in the Texas Panhandle that produced mineral interests.
White received substantial benefits and income from the trust — a combination of fees paid to him for
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Tax Evasion by Kentucky Doctor Gets Him 18 Months in Prison

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

A Kentucky physician was sentenced to 18 months in prison to be followed by six months of home incarceration for evading federal income taxes.
Werner Grentz, 64, of London, Kentucky, was also ordered to pay the IRS approximately $900,000 for taxes he owes for the years 1999 to 2010. According to the plea agreement, in 2009, Grentz made $356,073 in taxable income while working as an independent physician contractor for a
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Federal Tax Crime by Louisiana Man

Monday, July 29th, 2013

A Louisiana financial officer received a five-year prison sentence for failing to pay corporate payroll taxes.
According to court records, Larry Wayne Bruce, 61, of Leesville, Louisiana, admitted to being responsible for not paying payroll taxes owed while working as the financial officer for Express Marketing Inc. in Leesville from 2003 to 2007.  Bruce admitted that the owners relied on him to pay the payroll taxes withheld from employee paychecks and
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Tax Evasion by Guilty Texas Pharmacist

Monday, July 8th, 2013

A Texas pharmacist has been sentenced to one year and a day in federal prison and ordered to pay $51,150 in restitution after pleading guilty to income tax evasion.
According to court records, Joseph Moss worked at Grapevine Drug Mart, a family-owned pharmacy in Grapevine, Texas. He received quarterly payments three to five times per year in varied amounts ranging from $20,000 to $100,000. Each of the quarterly payments were made
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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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Tax-Related Offenses Charged to NonProfit Director in Ohio

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

The director of a Cleveland nonprofit organization withheld taxes from employees but did not pay the money to the government, according to federal charges.
Edward G. Kramer, 62, also allegedly falsified his income tax returns for two years and did not file a file return in two other years.
Kramer was director and chief counsel of Housing Advocates Inc., a nonprofit organization in Cleveland that received federal funding from the U.S. Department
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Tax Fraud Charges for Georgia State Representative

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

A Georgia state representative was charged in federal court with fraud and tax charges.
Tyrone Brooks Sr., 67, of Atlanta, was indicted on charges that he misappropriated almost $1 million in charitable funds from Universal Humanities, a charity he founded in 1990, and the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials.
Brooks’ indictment charges that, from the mid-1990s through 2012, Brooks solicited contributions from individuals and corporate donors to combat illiteracy and fund
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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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Tax Offenses Charged to Former Florida Mayor

Friday, June 14th, 2013

A former mayor in Florida and his wife were charged with criminal tax offenses and making false statements to federal agents.
According to the indictment, former Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina, 48, and his wife, Raiza Villacis Robaina, 39, sought to defraud the IRS by conducting financial transactions that concealed their true nature.
Julio Robaina allegedly filed false corporate income returns for the years 2005 through 2007, a time when he was mayor
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Tax Case: Louisiana Lawyer Files False Tax Refund Claim

Friday, May 17th, 2013

A Louisiana lawyer pleaded guilty to making false, fictitious and fraudulent claims to the Internal Revenue Service in an attempt to receive more than $9.7 million in tax refunds.
According to court records, Francis C. Broussard, 53, of West Monroe, Louisiana, had his accountant prepare his 2005 through 2007 tax returns — but Broussard never filed them.
In 2009, Broussard went to a different tax preparer to have his personal tax returns
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Celebrity Tax Case: Actor Stephen Baldwin Guilty of Tax Charges

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Actor Stephen Baldwin pleaded guilty to failure to file income taxes for three years and will pay $300,000 in back taxes to the government.
Baldwin, the youngest of the Baldwin brothers and best known for his roles in The Usual Suspects and The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, was arrested in December on charges that could have resulted in a prison sentence of up to four years.
According to Balwin’s attorney, if
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Income Tax Evasion of $500,000 by Businessman

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

A Maryland businessman was sentenced to prison for evading more than $500,000 in federal and state taxes.
Bae Soo “Chris” Chon, 49, of Beltsville, Maryland, received one year and a day in prison, to be followed by one year of supervised release, for the income tax evasion charge. He also must pay a $15,000 fine and restitution of $412,404 to the IRS and $110,245.70 to Maryland.
According to his plea agreement, Chon
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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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