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Friday, May 30, 2014

Former Grandville Man Pleads Guilty To Filing A False Tax Return


           GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN – Jeffrey Richter, formerly of Grandville, Michigan, pleaded guilty to filing a false federal income tax return for 2007, U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Miles, Jr. announced today. U.S. Attorney Miles was joined in the announcement by Acting Special Agent in Charge Carolyn Weber, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division.

          According to court records, during 2007 through 2011 tax years, Richter failed to accurately report all of his income. During 2007, Richter underreported his income by more than $253,000. In total for the years 2007 through 2011, Richter underreported his income by $995,436.07. In addition, Richter failed to pay approximately $372,000 in tax due and owing to the Internal Revenue Service.

          Richter entered the guilty plea in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids before Judge Robert Holmes Bell. Judge Bell scheduled a sentencing hearing for September 10, 2014. Richter faces up to three years in prison, restitution of the tax due and owing, and a fine of not more than $250,000.

          The case was investigated by special agents of the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation, and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney B. Rene Shekmer.


Updated April 14, 2015