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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Missouri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Chesterfield Man Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges

St. Louis, MO – ALFRED BROWN admitted to filing a false 2009 tax return, which failed to disclose income he took from a Church and daycare center.  In all, Brown admitted to avoiding more than $80,000 in income taxes for 2008, 2009 and 2010.

According to his plea agreement, Brown failed to report considerable cash withdrawals and payments for luxury cars used by him and his wife as income from the Church of Jesus Christ, of which Brown is pastor, and the AB Academy daycare center, of which his wife is director.  Brown further admitted he was to have been precluded from participating in the management or operation of the daycare center because of a prior felony conviction in the State of Missouri.

Brown, of Chesterfield, Missouri, pled guilty to one count of filing a false tax return before United States District Judge Ronnie L. White.  Sentencing has been set for August 11, 2015.

This charge carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison and/or a fine up to $100,000. In determining the actual sentences, a Judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.

This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Tom Albus is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Updated May 7, 2015