22 January 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Marcos Daniel Jiménez, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida;
Eileen J. O’Connor, Assistant Attorney General, Tax Division, United States
Department of Justice; and Brian J. Wimpling, Special Agent in Charge, Internal
Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, today announced that defendant, Guillermo
“Billy” Freixas, pleaded guilty before United States District Court Judge Adalberto
Jordan, in Miami, Florida, to all four (4) counts of an Information filed during
December 2004. The Information charged Friexas with tax evasion, in violation of
Title 26, United States Code, Section 7201. The Information alleged that Freixas,
for tax years 1999 through 2002, failed to pay approximately $472,790 in federal
income taxes. Freixas faces on each count a maximun statutory term of imprisonment
of five (5) years.To report tax fraud, citizens can call the Internal Revenue Service tip line at 1-800-829-0433.
Mr. Jiménez commended the investigative efforts of the Internal Revenue Service.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Robin Rosenbaum
and David Buckner.