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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maryland

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Fort Washington Business Owner Sentenced for Falling to Pay Taxes

Ordered to Pay Restitution of $143,815 to the IRS

Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge George L. Russell III sentenced Kevinton Reynolds, age 47, of Fort Washington, Maryland, today to six months of home detention as part of 18 months’ probation for failing to file tax returns. Judge Russell ordered Reynolds to pay restitution of $143,815 to the IRS and to perform 1,000 hours of community service.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and Special Agent in Charge Thomas J. Kelly of the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation, Washington, D.C. Field Office.

“Failure to comply with your tax obligations violates U.S. tax law,” said Thomas J. Kelly, Special Agent in Charge IRS Criminal Investigation, Washington DC Field Office.  “The law is crystal clear: people must file and pay their taxes. Today's sentence brought an abrupt end to Mr. Reynolds’ criminal behavior and is a reminder that IRS Criminal Investigation is committed to maintaining the integrity of our tax system.”

According to his guilty plea, Reynolds owned and operated K&R Construction, LLC.  Prior to 2007, Reynolds reported income earned by K&R Construction, and its predecessor business, on his personal tax returns.  In 2007, Reynolds earned $247,045 in income based on K&R Construction’s gross receipts of approximately $1,110,683.  In 2008, Reynolds earned $163,084 in income based on K&R Construction’s gross receipts of approximately $384,227.

Reynolds willfully failed to file any income tax returns for tax years 2007 and 2008; and failed to pay $86,617 in tax due for 2007, and $57,198 in tax due for 2008.

The total tax loss to the government for 2007 and 2008 is at least $143,815.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the IRS – Criminal Investigation for its work in the investigation and thanked Assistant United States Attorney Sujit Raman and Special Assistant United States Attorney Gregory P. Bailey, who prosecuted the case.

Updated January 26, 2015