Local Businessman Pleads Guilty to Failing to File Tax Return
U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that DAVID DAY, age 56, a resident of New Orleans, pled guilty today to failure to file tax returns.
According to the Bill of Information, from January 1, 2007, through at least December 31, 2010, DAY owned and operated Louisiana Support Services, Inc. (“LSS”), a limited liability corporation that provided courier services for law firms in southeast Louisiana. DAY was primarily responsible for the day-to-day activities of the company, including all financial matters and bookkeeping. From 2007 through 2010, DAY earned substantial amounts of income from the operation of LSS. For each of the tax years 2007 through 2010, DAY did not file individual tax returns within the time set forth by law and did not request an extension of time in which to file a return.
DAY pled guilty to failure to file a tax return for the year 2009, which carries a possible a maximum term of imprisonment of one year, a fine of $25,000 and one year of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.
U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey set sentencing on April 14, 2015.
U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations Division in investigating this matter. Assistant U. S. Attorney Patrice Harris Sullivan is in charge of the prosecution.