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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi

Monday, June 2, 2014

Gulfport Man Sentenced To Prison For Attempting To Evade Taxes

Gulfport, Miss – Jeffrey Jerome Isabell, 51, of Gulfport, was sentenced to seven months in federal prison and six months of home confinement with electronic monitoring for attempting to evade income taxes, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and Special Agent in Charge Gabriel Grchan with IRS - Criminal Investigation. Isabell was also ordered to pay $76,953.00 in restitution and a $3,000 fine. He will be placed on supervised release for two years after serving his sentence.

Isabell pled guilty on March 19, 2014 to attempting to evade taxes by preparing and filing a fraudulent tax return for the 2010 calendar year.

“Every citizen is responsible for filing correct and accurate tax returns," said Gabriel L. Grchan, Special Agent in Charge, IRS-Criminal Investigation. "As a paid return preparer, Jeffery Isabell certainly knew he was breaking the law. For his actions he was sentenced to seven months in prison and six months home confinement. IRS-CI will vigorously investigate those individuals who knowingly and willfully evade their tax obligation."

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