Garden Grove Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

September 12, 2012
Santa Ana – IRS Law News – Appearing before United States District Judge James V. Selna, a Garden Grove business owner who built small electronic airplane parts for C5 Cargo planes and F18 Fighters pleaded guilty this morning to tax fraud.

Shann Mou Lee, 69, of Buena Park, owner and operator of Roger Industry located in Garden Grove, pleaded guilty to a one-count criminal information charging him with subscribing to a false income tax return.

According to the plea agreement, in April 2010 Lee and his wife filed a joint 2009 federal income tax return, failing to report income received from Roger Industry. On this return, Lee stated that his total income was $347,536, omitting income received from Roger Industry of $124,949. The unreported income caused a tax loss to the government of $39,046.

Lee further admitted that because of his failure to report income for the 2008, 2009 and 2010 calendar years, he owes a total of $67,573 in income taxes to the Internal Revenue Service.

When sentenced on January 14, 2013 by Judge Selna, Lee faces a statutory maximum sentence of three years in federal prison.

The investigation and prosecution of Lee was conducted by IRS – Criminal Investigation in conjunction with the United States Attorney’s Office in Santa Ana.

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