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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Owner of Medical Laboratory Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Returns

A Shreveport, Louisiana, business owner pleaded guilty today to filing false tax returns, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph of the Western District of Louisiana.

According to documents and information provided to the court, Robert C. Poimboeuf, 57, was a part owner of D&G Holdings, LLC, a medical laboratory in the Shreveport area.  From 2011 through 2015, Poimboeuf filed false tax returns that underreported gross receipts earned from his business. In particular, Poimboeuf provided false information to his tax return preparers and concealed income from them by failing to disclose several bank accounts and falsely characterizing business receipts as non-taxable loans. Poimboeuf’s conduct caused a tax loss of more than $1.9 million to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

U.S. District Judge Maurice Hicks, Jr., scheduled sentencing for April 21, 2020. Mr. Poimboeuf faces a statutory maximum sentence of six years in prison, as well as a period of supervised release and monetary penalties.  Mr. Poimboeuf has agreed to pay restitution to the IRS in the amount of $1,904,477. 

Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Zuckerman and U.S. Attorney Joseph thanked special agents of IRS-Criminal Investigation, who conducted the investigation, and First Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander Van Hook and Trial Attorney Kevin Schneider of the Tax Division, who are prosecuting the case.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Tax
Press Release Number: 
19-1333
Updated December 3, 2019