OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
Contact Don Ledford, Public Affairs ● (816) 426-4220 ● 400 East Ninth Street, Room 5510 ● Kansas City, MO 64106
MARCH 30, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SMITHVILLE MAN SENTENCED FOR $3 MILLION
IN FRAUDULENT TAX REFUNDS
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Smithville, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for filing false tax returns that resulted in nearly $3 million in refunds that he was not entitled to receive.
Gary R. Doss, 53, of Smithville, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs this morning to three years and six months in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Doss to pay $1,906,090 in restitution to the government.
On Oct. 14, 2009, Doss pleaded guilty to making a false tax return and to interfering with the administration of Internal Revenue laws.
Doss has owned and operated several Smithville businesses. Global Air Logistics LLC and Global Purchasing Corp. LLC provided third-party transportation brokerage services. Another business, Mark VIII, applied ISO quality standards to the health care industry.
Doss admitted that he filed false claims for the tax years 2000 through 2005, receiving personal federal income tax refunds of approximately $3 million. Doss 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 and was not entitled to any of the refunds he claimed and received.
Doss also admitted that, in 2007 and 2008, he interfered with the administration of Internal Revenue laws by providing IRS agents with two false letters attempting to show he had a $3,645,249 overpayment of taxes in 1998. Doss wrote both letters with the intent to impede the pending IRS criminal investigation. During the investigation of this case, Doss provided two IRS agents with fraudulent 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. Doss also provided his attorney with another fraudulent 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.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jane Pansing Brown. It was investigated by IRS-Criminal Investigation.
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