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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Utah Resident Convicted of Tax Evasion and Filing

A Kaysville, Utah, man was convicted Friday of three counts of tax evasion and one count of filing a false tax return, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced. 

Jon T. McBride, who was indicted on March 27, 2013, was convicted on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, following a jury verdict.  He faces a statutory maximum sentence of 18 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million at his Dec. 1, 2014 sentencing before U.S. District Judge Ted Stewart.

The evidence at trial also showed that McBride prepared and filed a false U.S. individual income tax return for the year 2005, on which he failed to include approximately $109,785 in gross income received.  According to the indictment and evidence at trial, McBride willfully attempted to evade his federal income taxes for 2006 by filing a false return that failed to report more than $300,000 he received from his company, the sale of his vacation property and early retirement distributions.  McBride also willfully attempted to evade his 2007 federal income taxes by failing to file an individual federal income tax return and filing a false return for one of his nominee partnerships.  McBride again willfully attempted to evade his 2009 taxes by filing a false return that reported zero income.  Additionally, for tax years 2006, 2007 and 2009, McBride used nominees to hide and conceal his ownership in real property and partnerships.

The case was investigated by special agents of the IRS - Criminal Investigation and was prosecuted by Trial Attorney Brent Ward of the Criminal Division and Trial Attorney Andrea Kafka for the Tax Division.

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Updated September 23, 2014