R. Alexander Acosta, United States Attorney for the Southe…

R. Alexander Acosta, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Betty N. Stewart, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations, announce that defendant John Earl King, Jr. was sentenced today by United States District Court Judge K. Michael Moore to 41months’imprisonment, followed by three (3) years of supervised release. King was also ordered to pay a $10,000 fine and to cooperate with the Internal Revenue Service in its efforts to collect the tax liability he owes.

After an eight (8) day jury trial in November 2006, a jury found King guilty of three (3) counts of willful tax evasion, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7201. According to the evidence presented at trial, King, the owner of engineering companies that had been awarded numerous local government contracts, used the books and accounts of his two corporations, Civil Cadd Corporation and CCE Corporation, to conceal his receipt of substantial amounts of personal income between 1998 and 2002. During that same time, King failed to file any personal tax returns declaring taxable personal income. The tax loss caused by King’s crimes was determined at sentencing to be in excess of $400,000.

Mr. Acosta commended the investigative efforts of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Randy Hummel of the Public Integrity and National Security Section of the United States Attorneys Office.

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.

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