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Jack Ray Carr Indicted

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 19, 2011

LOUISIANA MAN INDICTED FOR CORRUPTLY INTERFERING
WITH THE IRS AND FILING FALSE TAX RETURNS

WASHINGTON – An indictment was unsealed today charging Jack Ray Carr of Baton Rouge, La., with one count of corruptly interfering with the due administration of the Internal Revenue laws, four counts of filing false income tax returns, and one count of aiding and assisting in the preparation of a false income tax return, the Justice Department, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) announced.

According to the indictment filed against him, Carr corruptly endeavored to obstruct and impede the tax laws by filing false documents and tax returns with the IRS and by attempting to intimidate IRS employees. The indictment also alleges that Carr made and subscribed to false federal income tax returns, IRS Forms 1040, for 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2005. In particular, the tax return Carr filed for 2005 falsely reported $112,142 of federal income tax withholdings based on fictitious IRS Forms 1099-OID (Original Issue Discount) attached to the Form 1040.

An indictment is merely a formal charge by the grand jury. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a U.S. District Court.

IRS-CI Special Agent in Charge Jim Lee stated, "Each of us is responsible for filing correct and accurate tax returns," said SAC Jim Lee. IRS Criminal Investigation will vigorously investigate those individuals who knowingly and willfully evade their tax obligation."

This case was investigated by IRS Criminal Investigation and TIGTA. It is being prosecuted by Trial Attorneys Matthew Mueller and Gregory Bailey of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.

Additional information about the Tax Division and its enforcement efforts may be found at www.usdoj.gov/tax/. Additional information about tax fraud schemes to watch out for may be found on the IRS Criminal Investigation website.

 

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