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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

President of North Carolina Mental Health Service Provider Indicted For Not Paying Employment Taxes To IRS

A federal grand jury sitting in Raleigh, North Carolina returned an indictment today charging a Raleigh man with seven counts of willful failure to pay over employment taxes, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.

According to the indictment, Sainte Deon Robinson failed to pay to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) more than $450,000 in federal employment taxes withheld from the wages paid to employees of his mental health services business, OneCare, Inc.  The indictment alleges that Robinson served in several positions at OneCare, Inc., including President. 

If convicted, the defendant faces a statutory maximum sentence of five years in prison for each count.  He also faces a period of supervised release, restitution, and monetary penalties.  An indictment merely alleges that crimes have been committed.  A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Zuckerman commended special agents of IRS Criminal Investigation, who investigated the case, and Tax Division Trial Attorneys Lauren Castaldi and Michael Boteler, who are prosecuting the case and also thanked the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina for their valuable assistance.

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

Topic(s): 
Tax
Press Release Number: 
18-860
Updated May 2, 2018