JEFFERSON COUNTY MAN AND WOMAN INDICTED FOR TAX FRAUD
BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury today indicted JOSE DILBERTO GONZALEZ, 41, of Hoover, and tax-preparer SALLY ELIZABETH WYNN, 64, of Birmingham, on three counts each of tax fraud, U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and Internal Revenue Service Special Agent in Charge Rodney E. Clarke announced.
The indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges that Gonzalez, aided by Wynn, filed false personal income tax returns for 2005, 2006 and 2007. According to the indictment, Gonzalez earned more than a million dollars during the three-year period, but he reported to the IRS a total income of just below $180,000.
If convicted, Gonzalez and Wynn each face a maximum sentence of three years in prison and a $100,000 fine for each count of tax fraud.
The IRS, Criminal Investigation Division, investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Melissa K. Atwood and Robin B. Mark are prosecuting the case.
Members of the public are reminded that an indictment contains only charges. A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges and it will be the government’s burden to prove a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.
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The Office of U.S. Attorney
Joyce White Vance
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