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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Caldwell Man Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion

BOISE – Rogelio Villasenor, 49, of Caldwell, Idaho, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to attempt to evade and defeat tax, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.

According to the plea agreement, Villasenor and his unindicted co-conspirator owed more federal tax for the calendar years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 than was declared due on their income tax return for those years. Beginning in 2005, and continuing to 2011, the defendant and his unindicted co-conspirator agreed to not report $1,176,506.91 in taxable income. In so doing, the defendant evaded paying taxes on his true income. The object of this conspiracy was to defraud the United States of money owed on taxes.

The charge of income tax evasion is punishable by up to five years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, or twice the defendant’s gain caused by the offense, a special assessment of $100, and up to three years of supervised release.

Sentencing is scheduled for October 6, 2014, in Boise before United States District Judge Edward J. Lodge.

The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation.