Tax Crimes Could Send Virginia Man to Prison
by Terri Eyden on
On July 10, 2012, a Newport News, Virginia, federal grand jury indicted Jeffrey Charles for conspiring with his daughter and son-in-law to defraud the United States, the Justice Department and the IRS announced.
Charles is charged with one count of conspiracy, three counts of aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns, and one count of filing a false tax return. The court has not yet set a trial date.
According to the indictment, Charles conspired with his daughter and son-in-law to impair and impede the IRS in ascertaining, computing, assessing, and collecting federal income taxes. The indictment also alleges that Charles aided and assisted in the preparation of three false tax returns in his daughter's name for tax years 2000, 2001, and 2005, and attached false documents to each tax return.
As alleged in the indictment, Charles also filed a false tax return in his own name for tax year 2006, in which he allegedly falsely reported earning $0.00 income.
If convicted, Charles faces a maximum of seventeen years in federal prison and a maximum fine of $1.25 million.
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Source: U.S. Department of Justice