Chief Financial Officer for Oklahoma Business Found Guilty of Employment Tax Fraud
OKLAHOMA CITY – On October 22, 2021, a federal jury in Oklahoma City convicted Christina Rochelle Anglin, aka Christy Anglin, of Burnsville, North Carolina, of employment tax fraud, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Robert J. Troester for the Western District of Oklahoma.
According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Anglin was the Controller and Chief Financial Officer for Atmospheric Technology Services Company (ATSC) located in Norman, Oklahoma. In that role, Anglin was responsible for withholding from employee wages and paying to the IRS payroll taxes, which included Social Security and Medicare taxes and federal income taxes. From the first quarter through the third quarter of 2018, Anglin did not pay to the IRS nearly $920,000 in payroll taxes, which had been withheld from employees. At the same time these taxes were not paid, Anglin approved thousands of dollars of business expenditures, including salary and bonuses for herself and other executives.
At sentencing, Anglin faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison for each count of employment tax fraud plus payment of restitution to the IRS. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
This case was investigated by IRS-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS), U.S. General Services Administration-Office of Inspector General (GSA-OIG), FBI, Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), Army Criminal Investigations Division (ARMY-CID), and the Small Business Administration-Office of Inspector General (SBA-OIG).
Assistant U.S. Attorney William Farrior of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Oklahoma and Trial Attorney Ahmed Almudallal of the Tax Division are prosecuting the case.
A Department of Justice national press release can be found at https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/chief-financial-officer-oklahoma-business-found-guilty-employment-tax-fraud.