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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Michigan Nail Salon Supplier Pleads Guilty To Filing A False Tax Return

Did Not Report over $1 Million in Business Income

A resident of Troy, Michigan, pleaded guilty today to filing a false tax return, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.

According to court documents, Mythi Nguyen co-owned Y & B Nail Supply, a nail salon wholesale business located in Madison Heights, Michigan.  From 2009 through 2011, Nguyen underreported more than $1.1 million in business gross receipts from her tax returns, which caused a total tax loss of $272,680.72.

U.S. District Judge Gershwin A. Drain scheduled sentencing for September 13, 2018.  Nguyen faces a statutory maximum sentence of three years in prison.  She also faces a period of supervised release, restitution, and monetary penalties.

Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Zuckerman thanked special agents of IRS Criminal Investigation, who conducted the investigation, and Tax Division Trial Attorneys Abigail Burger Chingos and Thomas F. Koelbl, who are prosecuting the case.

Additional information about the Tax Division and its enforcement efforts may be found on the division’s website.

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Press Release Number: 
18-538
Updated April 27, 2018