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Metro Insurance Agent to Serve 24 Months
for Not Filing Federal Tax Returns

April 27, 2012

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Yesterday, BARRY G. BROCKMAN, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for not filing his federal income tax returns for calendar years 2003 and 2004, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.

Since 1998, Brockman has worked as an independent insurance agent in Oklahoma City, Moore, and Norman. On April 14, 2010, Brockman was charged with willful failure to file a federal tax return for calendar years 2003, 2004, and 2005. According to court filings, Brockman earned more than $1.2 million in gross income from his insurance business during those three years, but did not timely file federal income tax returns. On October 12, 2010, Brockman pled guilty to willfully failing to file a federal tax return for 2003 and 2004.

Yesterday, United States Magistrate Judge Doyle W. Argo sentenced Brockman to 24 months of imprisonment, followed by one year of supervised release. That sentence includes twelve months of imprisonment on both counts, to be served consecutively. In addition, Brockman was ordered to pay $241,406.21 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service for taxes owed for 2003, 2004, and 2005.

These charges are the result of an investigation conducted by the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Chris M. Stephens and Suzanne Mitchell.









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