Saturday, September 30, 2017

North Carolina Man Sentenced for Tax Evasion and Possession of an Unregistered Firearm (he should have hired SELIG & Associates)



On December 16, 2016, in Charlotte, North Carolina, Reuben T. DeHaan, of Kings Mountain, was sentenced to 24 months in prison for tax evasion and possession of an unregistered firearm. DeHaan owned a holistic medicine business, which he operated out of his residence under the names Health Care Ministries International Inc. and Get Well Stay Well.  DeHaan admitted that, from 2008 through 2014, he earned more than $2.7 million in gross receipts, but failed to file income tax returns for those years and evaded the payment of approximately $678,000 in income tax. He did this with the help of Richard H. Campbell Jr. and others, by setting up straw companies and opening bank accounts in the name of the straw companies to hide his income and assets from the Internal Revenue Service. DeHaan also claimed he was exempt from the payment of taxes because he was an ordained “medicine man” whose earnings were exempt from taxation. In addition, DeHaan also admitted to the possession of unlicensed firearms.
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Friday, September 29, 2017

Former Company President Sentenced for Wire Fraud and Income Tax Evasion (he should have hired SELIG & Associates)



On December 29, 2016, in Rockford, Illinois, Christopher A. Jansen, of St. Charles, was sentenced to 70 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $269,978 in restitution. Jansen was President of Baytree Investors Inc., an Illinois corporation engaged in acquiring trucking companies.  In 2001 Jansen learned DFC Transportation was for sale, created a Delaware corporation, DFCTC Holding Inc., and arranged for DFCTC to purchase DFC with money Jansen borrowed using DFC receivables as collateral. Jansen arranged for other individuals to be the owners of DFCTC, some of whom were previous investors in failed Baytree business acquisitions. With appointment or authority, Jansen represented to others that he was the corporate secretary and controlled both DFCTC and DFC to avoid having shareholder or director meetings. Jansen then arranged for DFC to use its receivables to borrow from a bank and, without authorization, ordered employees to transfer money from DFC to DFCTC. Jansen then distributed the money to himself and others for their personal use and benefit. In addition, in 2002 Jansen used a bank account in the name of a dissolved corporation to receive his income and disburse his expenditures. He intentionally failed to have the dissolved corporation file informational forms with the IRS for taxable income distributed to him from the account.  Jansen also failed to have Baytree and DFCTC file informational forms with the IRS regarding distributions of taxable income to him. In addition, Jansen did not have a bank account in his name in order to avoid reporting any income to the IRS.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Criminal Defense Attorney Sentenced for Tax Evasion (he should have hired SELIG & Associates)




On April 19, 2017, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Michael Thiel, of Baton Rouge, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for tax evasion, two years of supervised release and ordered to pay $998,352 in restitution to the IRS. Thiel operated a criminal defense practice in Hammond and, from 2003 through 2013, did not file income or employment tax returns and didn’t pay taxes he owed. Thiel concealed his income and assets creating three trust and nominees. Thiel used these three trusts to evade the payment of federal income and employment taxes. In January 2007, Thiel used nominees to purchase his primary residence for $435,000 and entered into a phony lease agreement with the nominees to conceal his ownership of the property and shield it from IRS collection efforts. Between January 2007 and January 2014, Thiel deposited $416,283 into the nominee account that was used to secure and pay the mortgage on the property.

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Tax Preparer Sentenced To 2 Years In Prison For Fraudulent Scheme To Steal Over $1 Million From His Clients

Selig & Associates Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that TOM SHIN wa...