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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Discovery Bay Resident Faces Class A Misdemeanor Charges For Failing To File Federal Tax Returns

OAKLAND, Calif. – William H. Paris Jr., aka Bubba Paris, was charged yesterday with failing to file tax returns with the IRS, United States Attorney Melinda Haag and IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Jose M. Martinez announced.

According to a Criminal Information, for the calendar years 2006, 2007 and 2008, Paris received gross income of $57,186.96, $83,856 and $41,700, respectively, but failed to file federal income tax returns for those years as required.

Paris, of Discovery Bay, Calif., is scheduled to be arraigned in federal court in Oakland, before United States Magistrate Judge Kandis A. Westmore, on March 4, 2013.

The maximum statutory penalty for each count of failure to file a tax return, in violation of Title 26, U.S.C. § 7203, a class A misdemeanor, is one year in prison and a fine of $100,000. However, any sentence following conviction would be imposed by the court after consideration of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and the federal statute governing the imposition of a sentence, 18 U.S.C. § 3553.

Charles Parker is the Special Assistant United States Attorney who is prosecuting the case. The prosecution is the result of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation.

Please note, an Information contains only allegations against an individual and, as with all defendants, Paris must be presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.