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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Woodland Park Man Indicted for Tax Evasion

DENVER – On March 26, 2018, Scott Daniel Roughen, age 52, of Woodland Park, Colorado was arrested following a federal grand jury indictment on charges of tax evasion, announced United States Attorney Robert C. Troyer and IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Steven Osborne. Roughen had his initial appearance on March 26, 2018, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kristen L. Mix.  His arraignment is set for March 29, 2018, before Magistrate Judge Nina Y. Wang. 

Roughen faces one count of tax evasion.   According to the indictment, he allegedly failed to file an individual federal tax return for any of the tax years 2000 through 2006.  After the IRS assessed tax liabilities for Roughen for those tax years, Roughen allegedly evaded the payment of those taxes in a number of ways, including hiding his income and using bank accounts held in names other than his own.  This charge carries a penalty of not more than 5 years imprisonment.    

This case is being investigated by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Pegeen Rhyne.

The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.



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Updated March 27, 2018