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Guilty Verdict Returned In South Bend District Court

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


South Bend, Indiana -- United States Attorney David Capp announced:

Robert E. Miller, 60, of South Bend, Indiana, was found guilty at trial on one count of tax evasion.According to the indictment filed by the government in this case, Miller willfully attempted to evade and defeat the payment of a substantial part of the income tax due and owing by him for the calendar years 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009 in the cumulative amount of more than $150,000 by, among other things, failing to pay taxes due and owing despite having employment and substantial income; asking his employer not to make out checks to him in his name; avoiding the use of personal bank accounts and using Green Dot cards to conduct his financial business; and making several false statements to IRS personnel including falsely denying that he had income, falsely denying that he had a job, and falsely denying that he had a bank account. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service.This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Schmid.

Updated April 30, 2015