Radio Talk Show Host Sentenced To 15 Months In Federal Prison
Orlando, Florida - United States Attorney Robert E. O'Neill announces that Senior U.S. District Judge Gregory A. Presnell today sentenced Douglas M. Guetzloe (57, Orlando) to 15 months in federal prison for willfully failing to file tax returns. He was also ordered to serve one year of supervised release.
On February 8, 2012, Guetzloe was convicted by a federal jury of two counts of willful failure to file tax returns. According to evidence presented at trial, Guetzloe, a local political consultant and radio talk show host, failed to file personal federal income 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.
The 2005 and 2006 tax years were not the first tax years for which Guetzloe failed to timely file tax returns. Between 1992 and 2004, he 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 was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg.