Latest Tax evasion News

Owners of Thai restaurant chain get prison for tax fraud

Dec. 5, 2019 6:54 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A couple that used software to hide more than $1 million in revenue at the Thai restaurant chain they owned have each been sentenced to several months in prison and ordered to pay thousands of dollars in fines. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Seattle said Thursday that Chadillada Lapangkura...

Accountant sent to prison for stealing from clients

Dec. 5, 2019 8:09 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts accountant was sentenced Wednesday to 3 1/2 years in prison for embezzling almost $1.3 million from his clients. Jeffrey Kellem, 49, of Newton, was also ordered to pay restitution and fined $250,000, according to federal prosecutors in Boston. He pleaded guilty in September to...

Louisiana lab owner admits to filing false tax returns

Dec. 5, 2019 4:44 AM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana business owner has pleaded guilty to filing false tax returns. Robert Poimboeuf, 57, and his wife owned and operated D&G Holdings, LLC, a Shreveport medical business operating as Doctors Lab that provided laboratory and phlebotomy services, U.S. Attorney David C....

San Diego man admits taking charitable trusts money

Dec. 4, 2019 12:49 PM EST

A former trustee pleaded guilty in San Diego federal court to charges involving embezzlement of funds from charitable trusts. Earl Nelson Feldman pleaded guilty Tuesday to wire fraud and filing false tax returns, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Prosecutors said Feldman admitted stealing more than $1.6 million...

Grand jury urges action in wake of alleged tax credit fraud

Dec. 3, 2019 6:12 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A grand jury report released Tuesday found two of Pennsylvania’s tax credit programs are vulnerable to fraud, citing newly unsealed allegations that a couple disappeared in Hong Kong after using bogus front companies to obtain state tax credits they resold for millions of...

Arizona indictment accuses tax preparer of false returns

Dec. 3, 2019 1:27 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona grand jury’s indictment accuses a tax preparer of false returns, identity theft and failure to file taxes. Roberto De La O is accused of preparing false Arizona personal income tax returns between 2014 and 2017. The state Department of Revenue’s Criminal...

Tennessee bank worker admits to embezzlement, blames low pay

Dec. 2, 2019 4:14 AM EST

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Tennessee bank worker has admitted to embezzling nearly $600,000, blaming the theft on low pay. Citing court records, news outlets report Connie Sue Clabo has agreed to plead guilty to embezzlement and filing false tax records. Per the plea agreement, the former Pigeon...

Thai court fines Philip Morris $39.7 million for tax evasion

Nov. 29, 2019 6:20 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand on Friday found the local unit of tobacco giant Philip Morris guilty of evading taxes by under-declaring the value of cigarettes it imported from the Philippines. It ordered the company to pay a fine of 1.2 billion baht ($39.7 million). The Criminal Court found Philip...

Fort Dodge man imprisoned for not paying federal taxes

Nov. 28, 2019 9:32 AM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A central Iowa man has been imprisoned for not paying income taxes for at least five years and then avoiding paying his federal bill for the back taxes. Prosecutors say 53-year-old Scott Wallace, of Fort Dodge, was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids to a year...

Former foundation director pleads guilty to tax evasion

Nov. 26, 2019 10:53 AM EST

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico foundation director has pleaded guilty to tax evasion after authorities say he didn’t include more than $1 million allegedly embezzled on his taxes. Alamogordo Daily News reported that 65-year-old former Robert W. Hamilton Foundation director Marion...