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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Hampshire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Resident of Quechee, Vermont, Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Returns

            CONCORD - Kurt Devoid, 60, of Quechee, Vermont, pleaded guilty in federal court today to filing false income tax returns, announced United States Attorney Scott W. Murray.

            According to court documents, Devoid is a self-employed painter.  Devoid’s personal federal income tax returns for tax years 2010 through 2013 were prepared by a commercial tax preparation office in Lebanon, New Hampshire.  On the returns, Devoid reported income he received from commercial customers of his painting business, but failed to report substantial income he received from his residential customers.  Devoid’s failure to report the true amount of his personal income during the four year period caused a tax loss of $98,482 to the United States Treasury.

            DeVoid will be sentenced on August 22, 2018.

           “The U.S. Attorney’s Office is committed to working with the IRS to enforce the federal tax laws,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “This prosecution demonstrates that those who submit false or fraudulent tax returns will be held criminally responsible for their actions.”

           “The American tax system is designed to provide vital government services to our citizens.  It is not a slush fund for tax evaders,” said Kristina O’Connell, Special Agent in Charge of IRS Criminal Investigation’s Boston Field Office. “Those who illegally target our nation’s tax dollars for personal financial gain could face criminal prosecution and lengthy prison sentences."

           The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert M. Kinsella. 

 

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Tax
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Press Release Number: 
18-085
Updated May 10, 2018