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Friday, November 18, 2011

Kansas City, Kan., Lawyer Sentenced On Tax Charges

WASHINGTON – Rosie M. Quinn, 55, a lawyer from Kansas City, Kan., was sentenced to 36 months in prison on tax charges, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced today.

On March 15, 2011, following a jury trial before U.S. District Judge John W. Lungstrum, Quinn was found guilty on seven counts of failure to pay over employment taxes and two counts of failure to pay individual income taxes.

According to the evidence presented during the trial, Quinn was the sole proprietor of Rosie M. Quinn Attorney At Law, where she usually employed three to five people to assist with her practice. For calendar years 1995 through 2008, Quinn withheld more than $235,600 in payroll taxes from employees while submitting only $10,232 in payroll taxes to the IRS. In addition, the evidence at trial proved that Quinn failed to pay $8,435 in personal income taxes in 2002 and $19,905 in personal income taxes in 2003. Altogether, Quinn failed to pay more than $1 million including interest and penalties, for payroll and personal income taxes since 1995.

Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Tax Division, John A. DiCicco and U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom commended IRS - Criminal Investigation, Justice Department Tax Division Trial Attorney Matthew J. Kluge and Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Rask of the District of Kansas for their work on the case.

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Updated April 6, 2015