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Northwest Arkansas Man Sentenced To Over 5 Years In Federal Prison For Money Laundering And Filing A False Tax Return

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR – Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced today that Darrell Rosen, age 59, formerly of Fayetteville, Arkansas, was sentenced yesterday to 63 months in federal Prison followed by three years supervised release and ordered to pay a total of  $1,851,990.05 in restitution for one count of Money Laundering and one count of Filing a False Income Tax Return. The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.

According to court records, from October 2010 through August 2014, Rosen solicited individuals in Arkansas, Texas, and elsewhere to invest in a business centered on training dogs.  Rosen represented that he had contracts with governmental entities as well as some private companies that would allow him to train and then sell dogs to the government for profit.  Rosen intentionally made false promises that he would invest the money in the dog training business when, in fact, he used much of the money on his personal expenses.  In addition, Rosen caused his 2013 Federal Income Tax Return to be filed with false information by both failing to report income he received from investors and for claiming Schedule A deductions for which he was not entitled.

Rosen was indicted by a federal grand jury in April 2017 and entered a guilty plea in January 2018. 

The investigation was conducted by IRS Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Brice R. White prosecuted the case for the United States.

Updated July 17, 2018

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