Gleason Couple Sentenced on Tax Charges
Memphis, TN – Jerry Wayne Esch and his wife Marcia Kay Esch of Gleason, Tennessee, have been
sentenced by U.S. District Judge J. Daniel Breen, U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III for the Western
District of Tennessee announced today. Marcia Esch was sentenced to serve 12 months and one day in
prison, followed by one year of supervised release. She was also ordered to pay restitution to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of $521,598.40. Jerry Esch was sentenced to two years probation, with the first six months to be served in home detention. Mr. Esch was also ordered to pay restitution to the IRS of $164,344.00
The Esches pled guilty on July 19, 2010, to one count of filing a false income tax return with the IRS
pertaining to the 2003 corporate return for Esch and Poole, Inc. According to the plea agreements, Jerry Esch agreed to a tax loss of $164,344.00 to the United States based upon his actions relating to corporate and personal tax returns for 2003. Marcia Esch agreed to a tax loss of $521,598.40 based upon her relevant conduct pertaining to her 2003 personal and corporate tax returns for Esch and Poole, Inc., for 2003 through 2006 and employment taxes for tax years 2005 through 2007.
This investigation was conducted by IRS Criminal Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Vic Ivy
represented the government.