Former Colorado Home Healthcare Business Owner Sentenced To Prison For Tax Evasion
A former Colorado home healthcare business owner was sentenced to 24 months in prison for tax evasion, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.
According to documents and information provided to the court, Michelle Medina owned and operated RHHS Inc., also doing business as Reliable Home Health Services Inc., which provided home healthcare services in Colorado. From 2008 through 2011, Medina concealed hundreds of thousands of dollars in personal income by having RHHS Inc. directly pay her personal expenses. Medina did not inform her tax return preparer of this additional income and filed false individual income tax returns underreporting her income. Medina’s actions caused a tax loss of between $550,000 and $1.5 million.
In addition to the term of imprisonment, U.S. District Court Judge Philip A. Brimmer ordered Medina to serve three years of supervised release and to pay restitution to the Internal Revenue Service in the amount of $841,327.00.
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Zuckerman commended special agents of IRS–Criminal Investigation, who conducted the investigation, and Trial Attorney Kathleen M. Barry of the Tax Division, who prosecuted the case.