Alaska Attorney Pleads Guilty to Failing to File Income Tax Returns
Paul D. Stockler pleaded guilty today in the U.S. District Court in Anchorage, Alaska, to three counts of willful failure to file income tax returns, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced.
According to the plea agreement, Stockler is an attorney who operated a law practice in Anchorage. For tax years 2006, 2008 and 2009, he earned gross income in excess of the filing threshold, but failed to file U.S. individual income tax returns reporting this income to the IRS. Stockler faces a statutory maximum sentence of one year in prison, one year of supervised release, and a fine of up to $100,000 for each count of willful failure to file an income tax return.
The case was investigated by special agents of IRS - Criminal Investigation. Trial Attorneys Kevin F. Sweeney and Katherine Wong of the Justice Department’s Tax Division are prosecuting the case.