HILLSBORO BEACH RESIDENT PLEADS GUILTY TO TAX EVASION
Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Daniel W. Auer, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Criminal Investigation Division, announced that Gerald Denny Armstrong, a/k/a Denny, a/k/a Ronald Wayne Perry, 61, of Hillsboro Beach, Florida, pled guilty today to one count of income tax evasion, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7201. Armstrong faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years. Sentencing has been scheduled for December 28, 2010, before U.S. District Court Judge William P. Dimitrouleas.
According to court documents, in or around April 1995, Armstrong met with a tax return preparer at H&R Block regarding the preparation of his U.S. Individual Tax Return, Form 1040, for 1994. Based on information supplied by the defendant, a tax return was prepared showing that the tax due and owing was $64,127. Knowing that at least $64,127 in taxes was due and owing, the defendant attempted to evade and defeat the tax due and owing by failing to file any tax return for that year, by maintaining various assets and bank accounts in his name, that of his company, World Wide Auto, and of others, and by engaging in transactions designed to hide his taxable income.
Armstrong was indicted on tax evasion charges on April 8, 1999 and was considered a fugitive until his arrest on May 6, 2010.
Mr. Ferrer commended the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division for their work on this matter. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard P. Murad and Trial Attorney Gregory Tortella of the Department of Justice’s Tax Division, Washington. DC.
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.