Greene Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Charge
Contact: James W. Chapman, Jr.
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257
Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Patrick
R. Doyon, age 32, of Greene, Maine, pled guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court in Portland,
before Judge D. Brock Hornby, to forcible rescue of seized property. He was indicted on that
offense on November 7, 2012.
According to Court documents, in 2006 an Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") revenue
officer was assigned a collection case concerning Doyon regarding unpaid taxes that Doyon
owed for prior tax years. The Internal Revenue Code permits the IRS to seize assets in
satisfaction of tax liabilities if certain statutory and regulatory procedures are followed.
On August 4, 2010, at a time when Doyon owed the IRS a total of $37,471, the revenue
officer seized a construction forklift owned by Doyon and sitting in his driveway by placing
seizure stickers and signs on the forklift and posting a Notice of Seizure form on the front of his
home. Before the IRS could tow the forklift, Doyon or someone at his direction moved it to an
undisclosed location. Doyon refused to tell IRS agents the location of the forklift.
Doyon faces a maximum sentence of two years in jail and a fine of $250,000. He will be
sentenced after completion of a pre-sentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.
This case was investigated by the IRS, Criminal Investigation.
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