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Southern District of Texas

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Texas Man in Custody on Charges of Tax Evasion

VICTORIA, Texas – A grand jury has returned a 12-count indictment against a local man, alleging multiple counts of tax evasion and illegally structuring financial transactions for the purpose of evading reporting requirements, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.

Corey Campbell Boucher surrendered to federal agents without incident this morning. He is expected to make his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge B. Janice Ellington at 2:00 today.

The indictment includes five counts of making a false material statement on his individual income tax returns for tax years 2012 - 2016. For each of those years Boucher allegedly knew he had received significantly more income than the amount stated in his U.S. Individual Income Tax Return.

The indictment also charges Boucher with seven counts of structuring financial transactions for the purpose of evading reporting requirements. On seven occasions between Sept. 16, 2014, and Aug. 17, 2016, Boucher allegedly broke up large cash deposits into multiple smaller deposits conducted on the same day for the purpose of evading federal reporting requirements, according to the charges.       

If convicted, Boucher faces up to three years in federal prison for each count of tax evasion and a maximum of five years for each count of structuring. Each of the charges also carry a possible $250,00 maximum possible fine.  

IRS – Criminal Investigation conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert D. Thorpe Jr. is prosecuting the case.

An indictment or information is a formal accusation of criminal conduct, not evidence.
A defendant is presumed innocent unless convicted through due process of law.

Updated March 28, 2019