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Orlando Man Convicted of Failure to File Tax Returns

February 9, 2012

Orlando, Florida - United States Attorney Robert E. O'Neill announces that a federal jury yesterday convicted Douglas M. Guetzloe (57, Orlando) of two counts of willful failure to file tax returns. Guetzloe faces a maximum sentence of two years in federal prison and a fine of $100,000. Sentencing is scheduled for May 21, 2012.

Guetzloe was charged by Information on May 19, 2011. According to the evidence presented at trial, Guetzloe, a local political consultant and radio talk show host, failed to file personal tax returns for the 2005 and 2006 tax years, despite earning more than $180,000 in gross income in both of those years. The total amount of income tax owed by Guetzloe for those years is more than $39,000.

According to court records, 2005 and 2006 tax years were not the first tax years for which Guetzloe failed to timely file tax returns. Between 1992 and 2004, Guetzloe filed eight untimely returns, including four returns that were filed more than three years after they were due. As a result of his untimely filing and payment of taxes for the 1992 to 2004 tax years, Guetzloe was assessed, and paid to the Internal Revenue Service, more than $200,000 in additional taxes, penalties and interest.

This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg.









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