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IRS Employee Sentenced On Tax Charges

July 11, 2012

Memphis, TN – Christopher Jones, 41, of Memphis, Tennessee was sentenced Friday by
U.S. District Judge Samuel H. Mays, Jr. to serve 24 months in prison, followed by three
years of supervised release, announced Edward L. Stanton, III, United States Attorney for
the Western District of Tennessee. Judge Mays also ordered Jones to pay restitution of
$287,000 to the Internal Revenue Service.

Jones pled guilty on February 1, 2012, to obstructing or impeding the administration of
Internal Revenue laws and making false statements to federal agents. Jones admitted 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
the funds for his personal use rather than sending the funds to the Internal Revenue
Service (IRS).

This case was investigated by IRS Criminal Investigation and Treasury Inspector General
for Tax Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen C. Parker represented the

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