Former Resident Of San Leandro Charged With 41 Counts Of Tax Fraud
OAKLAND, Calif. – A former resident of San Leandro, Calif., was charged last week by a federal grand jury in Oakland with filing false employment tax returns, United States Attorney Melinda Haag and IRS-CI Special Agent in Charge Marcus Williams, announced.
According to the indictment William Henry Norgren, who currently resides in the Philippines, willfully prepared Forms 941 (employer’s quarterly tax returns) for a number of taxpayers for 2006 through 2009. The tax returns reported false amounts on line 10 (total taxes after adjustment for advance earned income credit). The additional taxes, which were required to be reported on line 10 of the 41 tax returns prepared by Norgren, totaled more than $667,000.
The maximum statutory penalty for each count of making and subscribing to a false income tax return, in violation of Title 26, U.S.C § 7206(1) is three years in prison and a fine of $250,000. However, any sentence following conviction would be imposed by the court after consideration of the U.S. sentencing guidelines and the federal statute governing the imposition of a sentence, 18 U.S.C. § 3553.
Tom Moore is the Assistant U.S. Attorney who is prosecuting this case with the assistance of Kathy Tat. The prosecution is the result of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation.
Please note, an indictment contains only allegations against an individual and, as with all defendants, Norgren must be presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.