MEMPHIS MAN CONVICTED OF EVADING OVER $250,000 IN INCOME TAXES
Memphis, Tenn - Edward L. Stanton, III, the United States Attorney for the Western District of
Tennessee, announced today that a jury returned a verdict convicting William D. Boyer of five counts
of income tax evasion in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7201.
The indictment charged Boyer with evading federal income taxes for calendar years 2001 through 2005.
• Count 1 of the indictment charged that Boyer, who had a taxable income of $160,030.58 in
calendar year 2001, owed approximately $44,531.69 in income taxes for that year.
• According to Count 2 of the indictment, Boyer, who had a taxable income of $201,869.97 in
calendar year 2002, owed approximately $57,835.98 in income taxes for that year.
• Count 3 of the indictment charged that Boyer, who had a taxable income of $197,727.52 in
calendar year 2003, owed approximately $42,756.17 in income taxes for that year.
• According to Count 4 of the indictment, Boyer, who had a taxable income of $222,970.02 in
calendar year 2004, owed approximately $59,060.76 in income taxes for that year.
• Count 5 of the indictment charged that Boyer, who had a taxable income of $195,219.43 in
calendar year 2005, owed approximately $51,421.41 in income taxes for that year.
The indictment charged that Boyer evaded his income taxes by failing to make an income tax return on
or before April 15 for each year income tax was due, by attempting to conceal his income, and by filing
false W-4 forms. The proof at trial established that Boyer was employed as a pilot with FedEx during
the relevant time periods charged in the indictment. Each count of the indictment is punishable by a term
of imprisonment of up to five years and a fine of $100,000.
United States Attorney Edward L. Stanton, III stated: “Our office is continuing its work with the Internal
Revenue Service to bring to justice those who refuse to abide by their obligations under federal tax laws.
Vigorous prosecution of such individuals preserves the integrity of the federal tax code and protects the
interests of law-abiding taxpayers.”
Christopher A. Henry, Special Agent in Charge, IRS Criminal Investigation, Nashville Field Office
stated: “This is not a victimless crime. Honest American taxpayers deserve to know that there are
consequences for individuals who intentionally evade their tax obligations. The legality of our income
tax laws has been challenged time and time again and the courts have consistently upheld these laws.”
The trial, which began on Monday, October 18, 2011, was held in Memphis before United States District
Judge Samuel H. Mays, Jr. The jury returned their verdict on Tuesday, October 25, 2011. Sentencing
is currently set for February 3, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. before Judge Mays. The government was represented
at trial by Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin L. Bailey. Special Agents Trent Tyson, Blanche Wilson and
Robert Johnson of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation Division conducted the
investigation of the case.
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