Sioux City Man Sentenced on Tax Charges
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Patrick L. Bohall, age 53 of Sioux City, Iowa, was sentenced in United States District Court in Omaha, Nebraska on federal tax charges. Bohall had previously entered a plea of guilty to filing a false 2003 tax return and admitted to not filing his tax returns for the 2004, 2005 and 2006 tax years. The Honorable Joseph F. Bataillon sentenced Bohall to the custody of the United States Bureau of Prisons for six months. After his release, Bohall will begin a 1 year term of supervised release and be under house arrest for the first six months of supervised release. Bohall was further ordered to pay restitution in the sum of $287,546.00.
Bohall is an insurance agent whose business, Legacy Financial Services, is located in South Sioux City, Nebraska. Bohall advised his tax preparer in 2001 that he was paying too much in taxes and had joined a plan to learn how to not pay taxes. He was advised by his tax preparer that he had to pay taxes. His 2003 return was prepared by a preparer in California and contained false statements that erased his taxable income. Bohall did not file any returns or report any income for the 2004 to 2006 tax years. By filing a false return and failing to file subsequent returns Bohall avoided a tax due and owing of $287,546.00.
Bohall was ordered to pay restitution in the sum of $287,546.00. He remains liable for interest and penalties that may be assessed by the Internal Revenue Service in a civil action.
The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service. Tanya Brewer, Acting Special Agent in Charge of IRS Criminal Investigation noted: “The law is clear on the issue of taxable income and who is required to file and pay taxes. There is no gray area on the subject. We should not forget the ultimate victims in tax fraud cases are those honest taxpayers who diligently file tax returns each year.”