Fight Tax Evasion Charges With Fresno White Collar Crime Attorney

Jun 20, 2014

One of the many types of white collar crime is tax evasion. Tax evasion is a very serious crime that can carry both financial penalties and jail time. If you have been charged with tax evasion, it is important that you contact a Fresno White Collar Crime Attorney right away.

On Friday, May 9, 2014 Michael and Brenda Adams were sentenced for failing to report $1,320,400 in taxes and for committing insurance fraud. The couple, who owned Poor Reds restaurant in Diamond Springs, California both face both penalties and jail time for these crimes. 

Both Brenda Adams and Michael Adams have to pay $629,818 in restitution for unpaid taxes and investigation costs. Brenda Adams was also sentenced to a year in county jail. Michael Adams was sentenced to 6 years 8 months in state prison. The fines and jail time they face are the result of guilty pleas to 8 different white collar crimes, including tax evasion, insurance fraud and aggravated white collar crime enhancement. 

As you can see from the case of Brenda and Michael Adams, tax evasion and other white collar crimes carry serious financial penalties and possible jail time under California state laws. 

In general, tax fraud is defined as the act of avoiding paying taxes or limiting the taxes that you pay through illegal means. The illegal means general include tax evasion, filing false tax returns, filing false documents, failure to pay taxes and failing to file a tax return. Many other white collar crimes, such as insurance fraud, wire fraud, and healthcare fraud to name a few also involve through their very nature tax evasion charges. 

Tax evasion charges can carry up to 3 years in state prison for each violation. Defendants are also sentenced to pay back the taxes they owed with an additional penalty attached. They are also required to pay back the state for the cost associated with investigating their case. 

If you find yourself facing tax evasion charges, please contact us, the experts at Mitchell Law Group, to ensure that you receive a quality defense and fair representation.




Category: White Collar Crime

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