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Oklahoma Business Owner Indicted for Tax Fraud

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs

A federal grand jury in Tulsa, Oklahoma, returned an indictment Wednesday charging a Bristow, Oklahoma, business owner with filing false tax returns, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney R. Trent Shores for the Northern District of Oklahoma.

According to the indictment, David Ellis Fisher owned and operated A-1 Power Tongs and Casing Crews LLC, a business that provided equipment and services to oil and gas extraction companies. From 2013 through 2015, Fisher allegedly willfully underreported his income on his tax returns for 2013 through 2015 by depositing a portion of the payments to his business into a bank account that Fisher did not disclose to his bookkeeper or tax return preparer.

If convicted, Fisher faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison on each count. He also faces a period of supervised release, restitution, and monetary penalties.

An indictment merely alleges that crimes have been committed. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Zuckerman and U.S. Attorney Shores commended special agents of IRS-Criminal Investigation, who conducted the investigation, and Assistant Chief Andrew Kameros of the Tax Division, who is prosecuting the case.

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

Updated March 6, 2020

Financial Fraud
Press Release Number: 20-283