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Scottsville Businessman Sentenced For Filing False Tax Returns

– Ordered to pay IRS $447,145

January 25, 2012

BOWLING GREEN, KY – Robert Wilkins, Jr., age 42, a Scottsville, Kentucky business owner was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell to serve one year, one day in prison, followed by one year of supervised release, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky. Judge Russell also ordered Wilkins to pay restitution of $447,145.79 to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

According to court records, Wilkins, filed federal income tax returns with the IRS for tax years 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 that failed to report approximately $1,117,384 in business cash receipts received during that period of time.

Wilkins pled guilty on September 21, 2011, to four counts of filing a false income tax return with the IRS. According to the plea agreement, Wilkins admitted that he personally signed the tax returns each year and filed them with the IRS, knowing that this income should have been reported on the returns.

Wilkins admitted that the tax loss to the United States as a result of his filing the false returns was approximately $319,843. He has agreed to pay his back taxes and interest as restitution during his period of supervised release.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Monica Wheatley and was investigated by the IRS Criminal Investigation.

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