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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 8, 2016

Wahoo Man Sentenced for Filing a False Tax Return

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Kent Jay Trembly, 61, of Wahoo, Nebraska., was sentenced today in Lincoln, Nebraska, to 2 years of probation, including 6 months of house arrest by United States Senior District Judge Richard G. Kopf, for filing a false tax return with the Internal Revenue Service.  In addition to his probation sentence, Trembly was required to pay $110,374.58 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service.

In February, 2009, Trembly filed a Form 1040 for the year 2006 with the Internal Revenue Service.  That return was verified and signed by Trembly with a written declaration that it was made under the penalties of perjury.  The Form 1040 signed by Trembly failed to indicate Schedule C income and gross receipts from his business activity, involving legal, veterinarian, supplement sales, and/or investment broker businesses, during the calendar tax year of 2006. This omission resulted in Trembly failing to report gross receipts of $1,110,982.77 and resulted in a reduction of business income of approximately $188,611 and a determined tax loss to the United States of approximately $50,507.  

Additionally, Trembly filed a Form 1040 for the tax year 2007, which also failed to indicate Schedule C income and gross receipts on that tax return.  That failure resulted in a reduction of business income of approximately $203,493.56 and a determined tax loss to the Unites States, of approximately $59,867.58.

“No matter what the source of income, all income is taxable,” said Karl Stiften, Special Agent in Charge of IRS Criminal Investigation. “The prosecution of individuals who intentionally conceal income and evade taxes is a vital element of the IRS' enforcement strategy.”

Additional information about the Tax Division and its enforcement efforts may be found at www.justice.gov/tax.

This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service. 

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Updated December 9, 2016