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Nevada Lawyer Convicted of Filing False Tax Returns and Obstructing the IRS

For Immediate Release
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A Reno, Nevada attorney was convicted today following a three-week jury trial, of filing false tax returns and obstructing the internal revenue laws, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Steven Myhre for the District of Nevada.


According to the indictment and the evidence presented at trial, from approximately 2009 through 2010, Delmar Hardy, 63, concealed his business partner’s $700,000 investment in XYZ Real Estate.  Hardy concealed his partner’s stake in XYZ and obstructed the internal revenue laws by falsely claiming all of XYZ Real Estate’s profits and losses on his own 2009 and 2010 individual tax returns.  Hardy also falsified his 2008 through 2010 returns by not reporting more than $400,000 in cash income his law practice received.


U.S. District Court Judge Miranda M. Du scheduled sentencing for Jan. 12, 2018.  Hardy faces a statutory maximum sentence of three years in prison for each count of filing a false return and obstructing the internal revenue laws.  He also faces a period of supervised release, restitution and monetary penalties.


Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Goldberg and Acting U.S. Attorney Myhre thanked special agents of IRS Criminal Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration, who conducted the investigation, and Assistant U.S. Attorney James E. Keller and Trial Attorney Lee F. Langston of the Tax Division, who are prosecuting the case.


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

Updated September 22, 2017

Press Release Number: 17-1048