LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – Alexander Acosta, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Michael E. Yasofsky, Jr., Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, and Robert Parker, Director, Miami-Dade Police Department, announced the September 10th unsealing of an Indictment against defendant Jorge Alberto Valdes on for four counts of tax evasion.
The Indictment alleges that Valdes has not filed an income tax return since 1992 and has earned substantial income from the sale of real estate upon which he has not paid income tax for the years 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004. According to the charges, Valdes formed a company called Valjor Investment Group II, LLC, and listed his parents’ residential address as its principal place of business. Valdes is alleged to have used Valjor to receive income from the sale of real estate.
More specifically, as stated in open court during the defendant’s initial appearance, Valdes earned $6,485,597.88 during the years 2001-2004 and failed to pay tax of $1,539,432 not counting interest and penalties for those four (4) years.
Mr. Acosta commended the investigative efforts of the Internal Revenue Service and the Miami-Dade Police Department’s Public Corruption Unit. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Gregorie.
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.