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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Grand Jury Returns Indictments

MADISON, WIS. – A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, returned the following indictments today.  You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Wisconsin Rapids Man Charged with Tax Crimes

James Canfield, 71, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, is charged with 14 counts of preparing and filing false federal income tax returns for third parties. 

The indictment alleges that Canfield, who operated Advanced Accounting Concepts, Inc., a tax return preparation business in Plover, Wisconsin, prepared and filed tax returns that sought refunds and reductions in taxes due to which the taxpayers were not entitled.  The indictment alleges that Canfield claimed false deductions and included with the returns a Schedule E, Supplemental Income and Loss from Business, reporting false income and losses.

If convicted, Canfield faces a maximum penalty of 3 years in federal prison on each count.  The charges against him are the result of an investigation by IRS Criminal Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Anderson is handling the prosecution.

Oxford Man Charged with Illegally Possessing Firearm

Stephen J. Robeson, 57, Oxford, Wisconsin, is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.  The indictment alleges that on September 26, 2020, he possessed a .50 caliber rifle.

If convicted, Robeson faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison.  The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Marquette County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Altman is handling the prosecution.

La Crosse Man Charged with Distributing Methamphetamine

Tang Vue, 35, La Crosse, Wisconsin, is charged with two counts of distributing methamphetamine.  The indictment alleges that he distributed methamphetamine on January 29 and February 3, 2021, and that the January 29 distribution involved 50 grams or more of the drug.

If convicted, Vue faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 5 years and a maximum of 40 years in federal prison on the count alleging the distribution of 50 grams or more, and 20 years on the second distribution count.  The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the La Crosse Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. Reinhard is handling the prosecution.

La Crosse Man Charged with Drug Crime Involving Methamphetamine

Cody B. Stough, 33, La Crosse, Wisconsin, is charged with distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.  The indictment alleges that he distributed the methamphetamine on November 19, 2020. 

If convicted, Stough faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 5 years and a maximum of 40 years in federal prison.  The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the Richland-Iowa-Grant Drug Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Chadwick Elgersma is handling the prosecution. 

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking
Tax
Updated March 3, 2021