Bountiful Resident Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Return in Connection with work with Health Care Facilities; Sentenced to One Year in Federal Prison
SALT LAKE CITY - Jon Robertson of Bountiful pled guilty to one count of filing a false tax return in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City Monday afternoon. U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups accepted the plea and imposed a sentence of one year and a day.
From 2002 until 2004, Robertson was employed by Infinia, Inc., as its president and had control over the day-to-day operations of the company. Infinia was a Utah-based company that operated nursing homes in several states around the country. Infinia was a closely-held corporation that was started and owned by Robertson’s brother, Scott Robertson. As president of Infinia, Jon Robertson controlled the finances of the company and had substantial discretion to move the company’s money around as he desired. Robertson was removed as president of Infinia in 2004 but remained actively involved until 2006 in the operations of the company and its finances.
While Robertson was affiliated with Infinia, he transferred large sums of Infinia money through unofficial, non-salary payments to personal bank accounts and other accounts in his control. Robertson did not report this money as income to the IRS or to Infinia.
Robertson pled guilty to filing a false tax return in tax year 2003 for failing to report the large sums of Infinia money he surreptitiously transferred to personal accounts. As a part of his sentence, he must pay restitution to the IRS arising out of his criminal activities in the amount of $150,000. The court also ordered him to work with the IRS to resolve other outstanding tax matters.
The case was investigated by special agents of IRS-Criminal Investigation and prosecuted by attorneys from the Department of Justice’s Tax Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Utah.