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Caldwell Man Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion

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

BOISE – Herminio Sandoval, 57, of Caldwell, Idaho, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to attempt to evade and defeat tax, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.

According to the plea agreement, Sandoval and his unindicted co-conspirators owed more federal tax for the calendar years 1998 through 2012 than they claimed and paid. The defendant agreed that he failed to report $750,000 in income to the Internal Revenue Service. The charge of income tax evasion is punishable by up to five years imprisonment, a term of supervised release of not more than three years, and a maximum fine of $250,000 or twice the defendant’s gain.

Sentencing is scheduled for October 21, 2014, in Boise before United States District Judge Edward J. Lodge.

The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigations.

Updated December 15, 2014