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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Prior Owners of Sully's Pub, West Des Moines, Plead Guilty to Tax Fraud Charges

DES MOINES, IA - On December 5, 2016, James Perin, age 66, and Mardeen Perin, age 62, of West Des Moines, Iowa, appeared before Chief United States Magistrate Judge Celeste F. Bremer and pleaded guilty to tax fraud charges arising out of their operation of Sully's Pub in 2013, announced United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. The Perins admitted to failing to report cash earned through the business that was then deposited into personal bank accounts without being reported on either business or personal tax returns.

Mardeen Perin pleaded guilty to aiding and assisting in the preparation of a false return, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7206(2). James Perin pleaded guilty to making and subscribing a false return, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7206(1).

Both defendants face potential maximum penalties under the statute of up to three years of imprisonment and three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

Sentencings are presently scheduled for April 12, 2016, before Chief United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey.

The investigation was conducted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – Criminal Investigation. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Tax
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Updated December 6, 2016