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Palmetto Man Sentenced For Failure To File Tax Returns

June 6, 2012

Tampa, FL - U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich today sentenced Ronald Galan (66, Palmetto) to one year and one day in federal prison for failing to file income tax returns. The court also ordered Galan to pay $164,829 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service. Galan pled guilty on March 5, 2012.

According to court documents, during the years 2005 through 2009, Galan generated income totaling approximately $2,718,787.00. In 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, Galan had a gross income of $458,971.30; $863,732.30; $296,637.72; $238,335.16; and $290,552.73, respectively. Despite his earnings, Galan willfully failed to file an Individual Income Tax Returns Form 1040 for any of these years. An analysis of Galan’s expenses showed he owed approximately $164,829.00 for those years.

This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Amanda C. Kaiser.









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