Husband and Wife Charged for Tax Crimes
|Sept. 12, 2012|
HOUSTON – A husband and wife have been charged in separate cases, both involving tax fraud, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today along with Lucy Cruz, special agent in charge of Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI). James R. Dixon and Sharon C. Dixon, husband and wife, are both charged by criminal information.
Both are expected to make their initial appearance at 10:00 a.m. today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Nancy K. Johnson.
James R. Dixon is charged with one count of tax evasion for allegedly filing a fraudulent joint 2006 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return. He allegedly owes additional income taxes for 2006 of more than $59,000.
Sharon C. Dixon is charged with two counts of willfully failing to file a U.S. Individual Income tax Return for not filing a 2007 or 2008 tax return.
If convicted of tax evasion, James Dixon faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The maximum penalty Sharon C. Dixon faces on each count of failure to file a tax return is imprisonment of one year and a fine of $250,000.
This matter was investigated by IRS Criminal Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles J. Escher.
A criminal information is simply a charge against a defendant and is not proof of guilt.
A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until convicted under due process of law.