DOJ Seal Department of Justice  
United States Attorney John M. Bales
Eastern District of Texas

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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MCKINNEY, TEXAS MAN GUILTY OF FEDERAL INCOME TAX VIOLATIONS

            PLANO, Texas - U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a McKinney, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal income tax violations in the Eastern District of Texas.

            PAUL POGUE pleaded guilty to making false statements on his federal income tax returns today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Don D. Bush. 

            According to information presented in court, Pogue, who stated he was employed as a consultant for a construction company, acknowledged in court that he stated on his 2003 tax return that he only had taxable income of $4,594,052 for that year, when he knew he had taxable income of $5,588,249.70.  Pogue admitted in court documents that he also knowingly understated his taxable income on his 2004 and 2005 individual tax returns.  Pogue admitted reporting only $3,111,715 in taxable income for 2004, when he knew his taxable income was $3,686,784.40, and reporting only $2,908,235 in taxable income for 2005, when he knew he actually had $3,030,684.70 in taxable income that year.  Pogue acknowledged that the total tax loss resulting from his additional, unreported income was $473,680.53.

            Pogue faces up to 3 years in federal prison .  A sentencing date has not been set.

            This case is being investigated by the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations Division, and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andy Williams.

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