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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 3, 2013

San Francisco Man Charged with Failing to File Tax Returns

SAN JOSE, Calif. – James P. Kleier was charged yesterday with three counts of failure to file a tax return, United States Attorney Melinda Haag and Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, Special Agent in Charge José M. Martinez announced.

According to the information, during 2008, 2009, and 2010, Kleier received gross income that included self-employment income in the amounts of $624,923, $476,088, and $200,734, respectively. He was required by law to file a federal income tax return with the IRS in 2008, 2009 and 2010, and willfully failed to do so.

Kleier, of San Francisco, is scheduled to make his initial appearance on June, 3, 2013, before Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler.

The maximum statutory penalty for each count of failure to file a tax return, in violation of 26 U.S.C. § 7203 is one year imprisonment 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.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Newman and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles Parker are prosecuting this 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, Kleier must be presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

(Kleier Information )