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Owner of Auto Warranty Sales Company Indicted for Failure to Pay Personal and Corporate Income Taxes

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

St. Louis, MO –Gary D. Primm, Jr., 39, of Wentzville, Missouri, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of willful failure to file return or pay tax and two counts of tax evasion. 

According to the Indictment, Primm owned and operated United Auto Defense, LLC located in St. Charles, Missouri which operated as a call center marketing auto warranties.  Primm received over a million dollars in income from United for tax years 2014 and 2015, and did not pay any personal income taxes. Primm took steps to evade assessment of his taxes by diverting United funds to a nominee bank account instead of his personal bank account and filing false forms with the IRS. Primm used funds from the nominee bank account to pay personal expenses, including his mortgage payments, jewelry purchases, automobile purchases, and gambling expenses.  Primm also failed to file corporate income tax on behalf of United in 2014.

If convicted, Primm faces a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a $100,000 fine.  Restitution is also mandatory.  In determining the actual sentence, a judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.

The Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation is investigating this case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Lindsay McClure-Hartman is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Updated July 9, 2020