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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Virginia

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Harrisonburg Man Pleads Guilty To Making Fraudulent Tax Statements

Brady Miller Faces Possible Prison Term

HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA -- A local mechanic, who failed to report the income he earned by selling cars overseas, was sentenced afternoon in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia on charges related to his submission of false tax documents.

Brady Lee Miller, 58, of Harrisonburg, previously waived his right to be indicted and pled guilty to a one-count Information charging him with willfully making and subscribing a tax return, statement or other document, knowing that it was not true and correct. Today in District Court, Miller was sentenced to three years probation and ordered to pay a $25,000 fine. He will also be responsible for paying all back taxes to the IRS.

Previously, Miller admitted that he owned and operated a business, Black Beauty Transport, that facilitated the locating and transporting of automobiles overseas. Miller’s tax returns for 2005, 2006 and 2007 did not include his income from these activities, it only include his income from his full-time mechanic job. A review of deposits into Miller’s various bank accounts revealed approximately $1,055,750 of unreported gross receipts for tax years 2005, 2006 and 2007. The estimated tax loss resulting from this activity is between $80,000 and $200,000.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Internal Revenue Service. Assistant United States Attorney Charlene Day is prosecuting the case for the United States.

Updated April 15, 2015