Denver Attorney Sentenced to Probation for Tax Evasion

DENVER (LAWFUEL) – Gordon Dale Sanchez, age 54, of Arvada, was sentenced this afternoon to serve 4 years probation for tax evasion, announced United States Attorney Troy A. Eid and Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Christopher M. Sigerson. The sentence was handed down by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Wiley Y. Daniel. Chief Judge Daniel also ordered Sanchez to pay restitution to the IRS totaling over $90,000.00.

Gordon Dale Sanchez was indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver on April 10, 2007. He pled guilty before Chief Judge Daniel on November 15, 2007. He was sentenced today, October 31, 2008.

According to the indictment, Sanchez willfully attempted to evade and defeat the assessment of a substantial amount of income tax and self-employment tax he and his spouse owed for calendar year 2000, in an amount of at least $32,536. The charges stem from failing to make, and causing his spouse to fail to make, an income tax return on or before April 16, 2001, as required by law, for the period November 28, 2000 through June 2, 2001.

The charges include the fact that the defendant concealed from the IRS a capital gain of approximately $135,393 related to the sale of a home the defendant and his wife owned in Denver. The capital gain arising from the sale of the property was converted to cash and cashiers’ and official bank checks.

“A lawyer should know better,” said U.S. Attorney Troy Eid.

“We should not forget that the ultimate victims in tax fraud cases are the people of the United States and those who do not pay their fair share cheat their neighbors and their country,” said Christopher M. Sigerson, IRS Special Agent in Charge of the Denver Field Office.

This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division (IRS CID).

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kenneth Harmon.

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