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Greensboro Man Sentenced For Tax Evasion

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of North Carolina

GREENSBORO, N.C.: United States Attorney Ripley Rand of the Middle District of North Carolina announced today that Douglas Michael Lang, 50, of Greensboro has been sentenced for charges of tax evasion.

Lang was sentenced by Senior United States District Judge James A. Beaty, Jr., to 18 months confinement, a special assessment of $ 100.00, a fine of $5000.00, and 3 years supervised release. Lang must also pay $607,608.00 in restitution.

A Bill of Information was filed on January 15, 2015, charging Lang with failing to file income tax returns, failing to pay income tax, and committing acts of tax evasion. The acts included the payment of personal expenses from Protocol LLC and R & J Vending LLC, two companies that Lang controlled and owned. Lang also retitled his interest in Protocol LLC, of which he was the sole owner, in the name of House of Psalms, an ostensibly religious non-profit entity controlled by Lang. Lang was also charged with opening a bank account in the name Spirit of Angels, another ostensibly religious non-profit entity controlled by Lang. Each of these acts represented conduct Lang undertook to evade the assessment of tax liability.

The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert M. Hamilton.


Updated January 29, 2016