Memphis Residents Plead Guilty In Separate Tax Investigations
Memphis, Tenn. – Edward L. Stanton III, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced
today that two individuals have pled guilty in the Western District of Tennessee in unrelated federal tax
investigations before U.S. District Judge Samuel H. Mays, Jr.
Christopher Jones, 41, of Memphis, Tennessee, pled guilty to one count of obstructing or impeding the
administration of Internal Revenue laws and one count of making a false statement to federal agents. He
faces a maximum penalty of eight years in prison and a fine of $500,000 when he is sentenced on May 4,
Jones admitted during the hearing that he collected $146,458.08 in employee withholding taxes from
Rippee Rehab, Inc., Rippee Rehab, Rippee Rehab, LLC, and Dental Connection East, PC, and then
converted these funds for his personal use rather than sending the funds to the Internal Revenue Service
In the second case, Tyrone Hudson, Sr., 49, of Memphis, Tennessee, pled guilty to one count of identity
theft and one count of filing a false income tax return with the IRS. According to information filed for the
hearing, Hudson used the identity of another individual without his knowledge to commit forgery.
Additionally, Hudson was charged with filing a false tax return for calendar year 2006.
During the plea hearing, Hudson admitted that during 2006 and 2007 he owned a company entitled H &
H Investments, a pallet selling business located in Memphis, Tennessee. Hudson admitted that he
concealed his income from the IRS by having his customers write checks payable to various other
individuals. Hudson deposited the checks into his business bank account. Hudson admitted during the
hearing that he reported only $30,893.00 in gross income on his 2006 return, when his actual gross income was approximately $190,000.00. Hudson admitted that his actions resulted in a tax loss to the government of $160,030.00.
Hudson faces a maximum penalty of 18 years in prison and a fine of $500,000 when he is sentenced on
May 4, 2012.
The Jones investigation was conducted by IRS Criminal Investigation and Treasury Inspector General for
Tax Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen C. Parker represented the government. The Hudson
investigation was conducted by IRS Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian K. Coleman represented the government.