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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 2, 2018

Orlando Lawyer Sentenced To Three Years For Tax Evasion

Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. has sentenced William B. Pringle, III to three years in federal prison for tax evasion. He also was ordered to pay $1,650,744 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service.

A federal jury found Pringle guilty on November 3, 2017.

According to evidence presented at trial, Pringle owed more than $2.1 million in federal income taxes, interest, and penalties for the years 1996 and 1998-2010.  Over a period of at least nine years, he avoided paying income taxes by hiding his substantial income and luxury assets from the IRS, and by engaging in tactics to stop the IRS from locating and seizing his assets to pay the taxes he owed. 

This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Karen L. Gable.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Tax
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Updated February 2, 2018