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

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Omaha Man Sentenced for Filing False Tax Return

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that John Main, age 62 of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced for making a false declaration on his 2006 tax return.  The Honorable Richard G. Kopf sentenced Main to five years probation, 100 hours of community service, and six months of home confinement with an electronic monitoring device. 

As the sole proprietor of Main Concrete and Construction, Main is required to file a Form Schedule C as part of his Form 1040.  On his 2006 and 2007 tax returns, he underreported his gross receipts by $860,491.00.  When he filed his returns, he signed a declaration under the penalty of perjury that the information contained therein was true when in fact he knew the gross receipt figures were wrong.  Judge Kopf found that the amount of tax loss to the United States was $240,937 and ordered Main to pay restitution to the IRS in that amount. 

“We should not forget that the ultimate victims in tax fraud cases are the American people – those honest taxpayers who diligently file tax returns and pay what they owe each year,” said Sybil Smith, Special Agent in Charge of IRS Criminal Investigation.

This case was investigated by IRS Criminal Investigation.

Updated January 29, 2015