6 April 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, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Adalberto Jordan, in Miami, Florida, to a term of two (2) years in prison and a term of two (2) years supervised release on four (4) counts of tax evasion charges to which Freixas previously had pleaded guilty. Judge Jordan also ordered Freixas to pay restitution in the amount of $472,790, which represents the evaded tax amount for tax years 1999 through 2002.
During December 2004, Freixas was charged by Information with four (4) counts of tax evasion, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7201. The Information alleges that for tax years 1999 through 2002, Freixas failed to pay approximately $472,790 in federal income taxes. On January 20, 2005, Freixas pleaded guilty to all charges.
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 David Buckner and Robin Rosenbaum.
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida at www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.