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Shreveport man sentenced to 27 months in prison for evasion of tax payments

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

SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Shreveport man was sentenced Tuesday to 27 months in prison for evading the payment of more than $250,000 in taxes for 10 years.

Joseph Lanza, 72, of Shreveport, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote on one count of attempting to evade and defeat payment of tax. He was also sentenced to three years of supervised release. Lanza attempted to evade payment of income taxes in 1996 through 1999, 2001, 2002 and 2004 through 2007 by concealing his income from the IRS.

The IRS conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney William J. Flanagan prosecuted the case.

Updated February 3, 2016