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Memphis Resident Sentenced On Tax Charges

July 30, 2012

Memphis, TN – Edward L. Stanton III, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced
that Tyrone Hudson, 49, of Memphis, Tennessee, has been sentenced by U.S. District Judge Samuel H.
Mays, Jr., to serve 24 months in prison, followed by 2 years of supervised release. Judge Mays also
ordered Hudson to pay restitution of $160,030 to the Internal Revenue Service.

Hudson pled guilty on February 2, 2012, 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 February 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 in gross income on his 2006 return, when his actual gross income
was approximately $190,000. Hudson admitted that his actions resulted in a tax loss to the government of

The investigation was conducted by IRS Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Brian K. Coleman on behalf of the

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