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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Indiana

Friday, September 13, 2013

South Bend Man Sentenced To Three Years Imprisonment And Ordered To Pay Over A Quarter Of A Million In Restitution In Tax Evasion Case


Robert E. Miller, 60, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by District Judge Jon E. DeGuilio to 37 months of imprisonment, 2 years of supervised release and $264,951.70 in restitution after being found guilty of the felony offense of tax evasion.According to documents filed in this case, Miller committed tax fraud, specifically, eight years of tax payment evasion, during the ten-year period from 1999 through 2009.Miller did so despite being employed and having substantial assets and funds, including more than $2.1 million in adjusted gross income and more than $1.1 million in taxable income.Miller tried to hide his assets and income from the IRS by discontinuing his use of bank accounts in May 2007 and conducting all of his transactions in cash and pre-paid debit cards.

Miller attempted to obstruct justice when he made false statements during questioning by IRS agents when they interviewed him and also when he intentionally lied on material points during his testimony at trial.

This case was the result of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service.This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Schmid.

Updated April 30, 2015