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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Victor Man Charged with Failing to File Income Tax Returns


       ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Christopher Wheeler, 46, of Victor, N.Y., was charged in a three-count information with willfully failing to file tax returns for 2007, 2008 and 2009. The charges carry a maximum sentence of three years in prison and a $75,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who is handling the case, stated that Wheeler had gross income of approximately $4,600,000 in 2007, $5,600,000 in 2008, and $1,600,000 in 2009, but failed to file timely tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service to report this income.

The charges are the culmination of an investigation by Special Agents of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, under the direction of Shantelle P. Kitchen, Acting Special Agent in Charge, New York Field Office.

The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Updated November 28, 2014