OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
MATT J. WHITWORTH
Contact Don Ledford, Public Affairs ● (816) 426-4220 ● 400 East Ninth Street, Room 5510 ● Kansas City, MO 64106
MARCH 12, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SMITHVILLE MAN INDICTED FOR $3 MILLION
IN FRAUDULENT TAX REFUNDS
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Matt J. Whitworth, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Smithville, Mo., man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for filing false tax returns that resulted in nearly $3 million in refunds that he was not entitled to receive.
Gary R. Doss, 52, of Smithville, was charged in a six-count indictment that was returned under seal by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo., on Wednesday, March 11, 2009. That indictment was unsealed and made public today upon Doss’ arrest and initial court appearance.
Doss has owned and operated several Smithville businesses. Global Air Logistics LLC and Global Purchasing Corp. LLC provided third-party transportation brokerage services. Mark VIII applies ISO quality standards to the health care industry.
The federal indictment charges Doss with four counts of filing false tax returns from 2002 to 2005. During that time, Doss allegedly created false W-2 forms that included inflated salaries and withholdings for himself from Global Air Logistics and Global Purchasing, which resulted in substantial refunds. Doss did not pay the withholdings listed on his W-2 forms during any of those tax years, the indictment says, and was not entitled to any of the refunds he claimed and received.
According to the indictment, the tax loss resulting from Doss’ fraudulent tax returns totaled $2,985,214.
The federal indictment also charges Doss with two counts of interfering and obstructing with the administration of Internal Revenue laws.
During the investigation of this case, the indictment says, Doss provided two Internal Revenue Service employees with correspondence purportedly from the IRS in order to substantiate his claim that an IRS Tax Payer Advocate instructed him to inflate his salary and withholdings. According to the indictment, that correspondence was fraudulent. Doss allegedly provided his attorney with another letter to substantiate his claim that he relied on advice from an IRS Tax Payer Advocate when inflating his salary and withholdings. That letter was e-mailed by Doss’ attorney to an IRS employee. The indictment alleges that it, too, was fraudulent.
Whitworth cautioned that the charges contained in this indictment are simply accusations, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charges must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jane Pansing Brown. It was investigated by IRS-Criminal Investigation.
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