LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – Laurel Michelle Lees Gonzalez was sentenced on Tuesday to 18 months imprisonment by United States District Judge Christina A. Snyder. Gonzalez was convicted on two counts of willfully subscribing to a false tax return for the years 2000 and 2001. Gonzalez worked at RKO Pictures from 1996 to 2001 and held such positions as Director of Finance and Administration and Vice President of Finance. While at RKO Pictures, Gonzalez embezzled money from RKO Pictures and its related entities. Gonzalez failed to report the embezzled funds as income on her personal tax returns.
The investigation and prosecution of Gonzalez was handled by IRS Criminal Investigation and the United States Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles.
Contact: Assistant United States Attorney Dennis Mitchell (213) 894-2484