Local man pleads guilty to federal tax charges - KMOV.com

Local man pleads guilty to federal tax charges

(KMOV) -- The United States Attorney’s Office announced Thursday that a Florissant, Missouri man pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return.

Leonard Toms, 32, pleaded guilty to one felony count of filing a false tax return before United States District Judge Carol E. Jackson.

According to court documents, Mr. Toms under reported his business income on his 2006 and 2007 tax returns.  Both years of under reporting resulted in nearly $60,500 in tax loss.

"The prosecution of individuals who intentionally conceal income and evade taxes is a vital element in maintaining public confidence in our tax system" said Toni Weirauch, special agent in charge of IRS Criminal Investigation.  "We should not expect the honest taxpayer to foot the bill for those who hide income from the IRS."

Toms now faces a maximum penalty of three years in prison and/or fines up to $100,000.  He is set to be sentenced on June 24th.

This case was investigated by Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation.  First Assistant United States Attorney Michael W. Reap is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.



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