FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2007
TDD (202) 514-1888
JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SUES GEORGIA MAN TO HALT ALLEGED OFFSHORE TRUST TAX FRAUD SCHEME
Court Order Sought Barring Albany, Ga. Man from Preparing Tax Returns for Others
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Justice Department announced today that it has asked a federal court to bar Victor Carlysle Sullivan Jr. of Albany, Ga., from preparing tax returns for others and from selling alleged tax fraud schemes. The civil injunction suit, filed in Albany with the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, alleges that Sullivan has prepared or helped to prepare fraudulent income tax returns for customers since 1998.
According to the complaint, Sullivan promoted a tax fraud scheme through Administrative Services, Ltd. that used sham domestic and offshore trusts in an attempt help customers evade taxes and conceal their assets and income by underreporting their income. Sullivan allegedly charged customers between $5,950 and $49,500 to participate in the scheme and prepared some customers tax returns. The complaint states that the IRS estimates that Sullivans schemes cost the U.S. Treasury over $5 million since 1998.
The government complaint asks the court to order Sullivan to give the Justice Department a list of his customers names, addresses, e-mail addresses and Social Security numbers.
Since 2001, the Justice Departments Tax Division has obtained more than 215 injunctions to stop the promotion of tax fraud schemes and the preparation of fraudulent returns.