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Former Fedex Pilot Sentenced To 33 Months, Must Pay Nearly $500,000 In Restitution For Tax Evasion

November 13, 2012

Memphis, TN – Former FedEx pilot William D. Boyer, 62, of Cordova, Tennessee, was sentenced last week by U.S. District Judge Samuel H. Mays, Jr., to 33 months in prison for his October 2011 conviction on five counts of income tax evasion, announced U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III.

In February 2009, Boyer was charged with evading his individual income taxes for 2001 through 2005 by failing to file income tax returns with the IRS, by attempting to conceal his income, and by filing false W-4 forms.

During his trial, the government’s proof revealed that Boyer had over $977,000 in taxable income and owed more than $285,000 in income taxes to the United States from 2001 through 2005, while he was employed as a pilot with FedEx.

Following his sentence, Boyer will face three years of supervised release. As part of a condition of Boyer’s supervised release period, Judge Mays also ordered him to pay restitution to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the amount of $497,789.40.

This investigation was conducted by IRS Criminal Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Justin L. Bailey and Joseph Murphy represented the government.

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