OAKLAND – LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – United States Attorney Scott N. Schools announced today that late yesterday afternoon Ramon Reynoso, 45, of Castro Valley, California, pled guilty to one count of tax evasion. The charges are the result of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation and the United States Postal Inspection Service.
Mr. Reynoso was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury on October 26, 2006, and charged with four counts of tax evasion. According to the plea agreement, from 1991 through 2004, Mr. Reynoso was self employed at his chiropractic business, Dr. Ramon Reynoso Chiropractic Services, located in Hayward, California. He agreed that his taxable income for services and the tax due and owing on that income was as follows:
Tax Due and Owing
Mr. Reynoso admitted that he had last filed his personal federal income taxes for the calendar year 1996, and despite earning a significant income during the calendar year 2001, he willfully failed to file his federal income taxes and took a number of affirmative acts to willfully attempt to evade and to defeat this income tax due and owing to the United States, including:
placing assets in nominee accounts including the Mary S. Caballero Family Trust and the Tlaquepaque Familia Trust to conceal his ownership of assets;
using the Zeus Trust to conceal my receipt of income; and
opening bank accounts with false Social Security Numbers
Mr. Reynoso has agreed to pay $1,162,222 in restitution for the taxes he has not paid.
The maximum statutory penalty for tax evasion, in violation of 26 U.S.C. § 7201, is five years imprisonment and fine of $250,000. However, any sentence following conviction would be imposed by the court after consideration of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and the federal statute governing the imposition of a sentence, 18 U.S.C. § 3553.
Maureen Bessette and Shashi Kewalramani are the Assistant U.S. Attorney who are prosecuting the case with the assistance of Cynthia Daniel and Margaret Glyer. The prosecution is the result of an investigation by IRS Criminal Investigation and the United States Postal Inspection Service.
Case #: CR06-00716
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