A chiropractor and overall health-care products and solutions business operator was convicted yesterday by a jury in Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah, of trying to evade the payment of his federal cash flow taxes and corruptly endeavoring to impair the administration of the interior revenue laws.
In accordance to the evidence introduced at demo and other court docket paperwork, in March 2012, Louis Hansen, of Orem, offered a verify to the IRS in the amount of $342,699.41 that was drawn on a closed bank account in a fraudulent endeavor to shell out taxes, penalties, and fascination that he owed for a quantity of yrs. In June 2012, Hansen introduced a different 10 extra checks to the IRS drawn on a various shut bank account in a second endeavor to fraudulently discharge his tax debt. Each and every of these 10 checks was in the sum of $425,000, and the proof showed that they have been sent to at the very least six different IRS offices.
U.S. District Judge Howard C. Nielsen Jr. scheduled Hansen’s sentencing for Nov. 4. Hansen faces a most sentence of five decades in jail for tax evasion and three yrs in jail for corruptly impeding the interior earnings legislation.
Performing U.S. Attorney Andrea T. Martinez for the District of Utah and Performing Deputy Assistant Legal professional Typical Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division built the announcement.
The circumstance was investigated by IRS – Legal Investigation.
Assistant U.S. Legal professional Kevin L. Sundwall and Distinctive Assistant U.S. Legal professional Andrew Kameros are prosecuting the circumstance.
Extra information and facts about the Tax Division and its enforcement attempts may be found on the division’s site.