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Edmond Businessman to Serve 20 Months in Prison and Pay
Over $476,000 in Restitution for Failing to File and Pay Employment Tax

September 21, 2012

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Yesterday, JAMES T. DAVIS, from Edmond, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Stephen P. Friot to serve 20 months in federal prison for failure to collect and pay federal employment tax to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma. In addition, Judge Friot ordered Davis to serve three years of supervised release upon his release from prison and pay $476,493.56 in restitution to the IRS.

Davis was the owner of Hardcore Management LLC (Hardcore) which served other businesses owned and operated by Davis in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, including an ice vending company and several gentlemen’s clubs. From September of 2004 through January of 2008, Davis failed to collect pay the IRS federal employment payroll taxes owed by Hardcore. Davis pled guilty in November 2011.

This case was the result of an investigation conducted by IRS Criminal Investigation and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ross N Lillard, III.












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