Texas Man Sentenced to Prison for Filing False Tax Returns and Corruptly Endeavoring to Impede the Internal Revenue Laws
An Austin, Texas businessman was sentenced today to 72 months in prison following his conviction on filing false tax returns and corruptly endeavoring to impede the due administration of the internal revenue laws, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo, head of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.
Victor Antolik, 57, owned and operated a commercial janitorial business with locations in Austin, San Antonio and Houston, Texas, under a variety of business names, including Diversified Building Services Inc., DBS Services Inc., Partners in Cleaning, PIC Building Services and BSI Industries. Antolik also earned income as a real estate agent, real estate broker and property manager. Antolik earned a portion of his real estate income through his companies SGN Realty Inc. and Signature Realty Services. Antolik submitted to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) false individual income tax returns on which he underreported his income for tax years 2004, 2007 and 2008. In addition, between 1998 and 2014, Antolik attempted to obstruct the due administration of the internal revenue laws by, among other things, attaching altered Forms W-2 and 1099 to his tax returns, providing false information to his accountants that was used to prepare corporate and individual income tax returns on his behalf, and using nominees to conceal income and assets.
In addition to the prison term imposed, Antolik was also ordered to serve one year of supervised release and to pay restitution to the IRS in the amount of $916,358.
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Ciraolo thanked agents of IRS-Criminal Investigation, who conducted the investigation, and Tax Division Trial Attorneys Robert A. Kemins and David Zisserson, who prosecuted the case. Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Ciraolo also thanked the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas for their substantial assistance.
Additional information about the Tax Division and its enforcement efforts may be found on the division’s website.