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Lewes Businessman Indicted For Federal Tax Evasion And Skimming Payroll Taxess

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Delaware

WILMINGTON, Del. – David C. Weiss, United States Attorney for the District of Delaware, announced that Bruce Kevin Fleming of Lewes, Delaware, was indicted today in the District of Delaware on tax charges.

The indictment includes five counts of tax evasion, regarding the tax years 2012 through 2016.  The counts charge that Fleming operated Kevin Fleming, Inc., and generated personal income, for which he did not file returns, and evaded the payment of taxes by diverting corporate funds to pay his personal expenses.

The indictment further charges that from on or about March 31, 2016, through September 30, 2017, Fleming conducted business through Kevin Fleming, Incorporated, a photo gallery in Lewes, Delaware and deducted and collected from the taxable wages of his employees federal income taxes and Federal Insurance Contributions Act taxes and then willfully failed to pay a total of $22,584 of those taxes over to the Internal Revenue Service. 

Each of the offenses is punishable by a maximum penalty of 5 years’ incarceration, a $250,000 fine and restitution for unpaid taxes. 

This case was investigated by IRS-Criminal Investigation and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Edmond Falgowski.

The charges in the Indictment are only allegations.  The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated November 5, 2019

Topic
Tax