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West Des Moines Man Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Iowa

DES MOINES, IA – Charles R. Barbour, of West Des Moines, Iowa, pleaded guilty to one count of income tax evasion in a proceeding before United States Magistrate Judge Celeste F. Bremer, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Sentencing has been scheduled for May 9, 2013, at the United States Courthouse in Des Moines before United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey.

As part of his written plea agreement filed February 6, 2013, Barbour agreed to plead guilty to a U.S. Attorney’s Information charging him with one count of income tax evasion. In the plea agreement, Barbour agreed that he did not report all income he earned making dentures for a private dental practice. Barbour agreed that he willfully understated his income for tax year 2006 in the amount of $80,927.00; for tax year 2007 in the amount of $50,940.00; for tax year 2008 in the amount of $52,895.00 and for tax year 2009 in the amount of $11,300.00. Babour also admitted to claiming false business expenses on his returns during tax years 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Barbour faces a maximum penalty of up to 5 years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, or both a fine and imprisonment. Additionally, under the plea agreement, Barbour agrees to cooperate with the Internal Revenue Service to pay all back taxes, penalties and interest due. Barbour was released on bond, under the supervision of the United States Probation Office, pending imposition of sentence.

This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, and was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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Updated March 12, 2015