EAGLE MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FILING A FALSE TAX RETURN
Glenn Mosell, 47, of Eagle, Idaho, pled guilty today in federal court in Boise to filing a false tax return, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced.
Mosell admitted that on or about February 8, 2007, he filed a false 2005 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, Form 1040, claiming total income in 2005 of $30,579. The return was signed by Mosell under the penalties of perjury. Mosell knew that the 2005 return contained false information as to a material matter; specifically, he failed to report income from the following sources: sales commission in the amount of $113,104; net proceeds from a lawsuit in the approximate amount of $858,265; and a purchase option from a storage entity with a gain of $81,742.
The returns Mosell filed for 2004 and 2006 also failed to report a substantial amount of income. On his 2004 return, Mosell failed to report sales commissions from business entities in the amounts of $50,000, $15,625, and $45,989. On his 2006 return, Mosell failed to report $257,388 in proceeds from the sale of 40 acres and $400,000 in proceeds through a sale.
The federal charge of Filing a False Federal Income Tax Return carries a maximum prison sentence of three years, supervised release of up to three years, and a fine of up to $250,000.
Sentencing is scheduled for May 2, 2011, before Chief United States District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the United States Courthouse in Boise.
The case was investigated by the Boise office of the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Division.
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