St. Louis area woman faces penalties for federal tax evasion

On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. posted in Federal Crimes on Friday, September 14, 2012

When an individual commits tax fraud, it usually involves filing a false tax return. Tax fraud is a violation of federal criminal law, and a conviction can come with serious penalties. These penalties may include a prison sentence or extensive monetary fines. However, there are always defense strategies that can mitigate these consequences or even lead to a complete dismissal of charges.

A woman from Alton has recently pleaded guilty to involvement in a complex tax fraud scheme that involved filing false tax returns. There were allegedly six individuals involved in this complex tax evasion scheme. Some of the individuals involved allegedly went to tax preparers …

St. Louis man pleads guilty to federal tax evasion

On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. posted in Federal Crimes on Thursday, April 26, 2012

A St. Louis man recently pleaded guilty to violating federal tax laws. Federal tax evasion is a violation offederal criminal law. The man claims that he conspired to commit wire and mail fraud and also filed a false tax return.

The St. Louis man, a co-founder of Fidelis, admits that on his 2006 tax return he did not declare $13 million in “distributions” he received from Fidelis. In addition, in that same year, he reported a negative income on his tax return.

The man and his brother ran the Fidelis business. It is alleged that the two brothers falsely represented Fidelis auto contracts as extended …

Missouri man will serve prison sentence for fraud conviction

On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. posted in Fraud on Tuesday, November 29, 2011

One Missouri man was recently sentenced to more than five years in federal prison for fraud.

Last March, the 40-year-old man from Springfield pleaded guilty to tax evasion and to structuring financial transactions in order to evade federal tax reporting requirements. According to the court documents, he defrauded a woman out of more than $500,000.

In addition to the prison sentence, the judge ordered the man to pay over $530,000 in restitution to the woman who was involved in the scheme.

According to authorities, the man lied to the woman about a planned business opportunity. The man claimed his tree-trimming and debris-cleaning business would be working under FEMA …