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Wisconsin Owner of Consulting Firm Pleads Guilty to Tax Scheme

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs

A Wisconsin businessman who helped secure international business deals for his clients pleaded guilty today to willfully filing a false tax return.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Qasim Khan of Milwaukee owned and operated Global Focus Partners LLC, a consulting business through which he successfully brokered contracts between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other businesses located in the United States and abroad. For 2015 to 2017, Khan reported his income from U.S.-based businesses, but did not report over $350,000 in payments received from foreign companies in the United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In total, Khan’s multi-year scheme to omit foreign-source income from his tax returns caused a tax loss to the IRS of approximately $127,306.

Khan is scheduled to be sentenced on August 15, 2023, and faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison. He also faces a period of supervised release, restitution, and monetary penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division made the announcement.

IRS-Criminal Investigation is investigating the case.

Assistant Chief Matthew J. Kluge and Trial Attorney Amanda R. Scott of the Justice Department’s Tax Division are prosecuting the case.

Updated April 28, 2023

Press Release Number: 23-496