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United States Attorney
Northern District of Texas

1100 Commerce St., 3rd Fl      Telephone (214)659-8600
Dallas, Texas  75242-1699      Fax (214) 767-2898

CONTACT:   214/659-8707 APRIL 6, 2001


United States Attorney Richard H. Stephens announced today that former Fort Worth resident Edwin Frank Hurst, Jr., age sixty (60) was sentenced today in federal court for tax evasion. Hurst was convicted on all four counts of an indictment, which was returned last year, that charged Hurst with tax evasion, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7201.

Hurst, who currently resides in Wichita, Kansas, was found guilty of evading and not paying his federal income taxes, totaling $48,164.00, for the years 1994 through 1997. Hurst had filed W-4 tax withholding forms with his employer fraudulently stating that he was exempt from having federal income tax withheld from his paychecks for the same years. In fact, Hurst had not filed income tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service since 1990 and paid no federal income taxes for the past ten years while working for defense contractors.

Hurst was sentenced by United States District Judge John H. McBryde in Fort Worth, Texas on April 6, 2001 to 15 months in prison, followed by 3 years supervised release and ordered to pay restitution of back taxes, penalties plus interest.

United States Attorney Stephens praised the investigative work of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, Fort Worth Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ronald C. H. Eddins.



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