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
APRIL 9, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BUSINESS OWNER INDICTED FOR FALSE TAX RETURNS
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Mexican national, who operated a roofing business in the Kansas City, Mo., area, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for filing false tax returns.
Inocente Ramirez, 38, a citizen of Mexico who is also a citizen of the United States, was charged in a three-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City on Tuesday, April 6, 2010.
Ramirez owned and operated Ramirez Roofing, which subcontracted with larger roofing companies and other contractors.
The federal indictment alleges that Ramirez filed tax returns for 2003, 2004 and 2005 that significantly understated his actual income. For the year 2003, the indictment alleges, Ramirez claimed income of $107,058, when in reality his income was $303,003. For the year 2004, the indictment alleges, Ramirez claimed income of $124,576, when in reality his income was $631,795. For the year 2005, the indictment alleges, Ramirez claimed income of $149,887, when in reality his income was $691,728.
Phillips 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 Kate Mahoney. It was investigated by IRS-Criminal Investigation.
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