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Sharpsburg man pleads, owes feds $108K in taxes, interest

Sharpsburg resident Robert C. Boot earlier this month entered a guilty plea in federal court to two counts of failing to file tax returns on his 2002-2004 taxes. Boot owed $75,000 in taxes and $33,000 in interest.

Boot pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of failing to file tax returns, according to U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates. In his plea agreement, Boot admitted to owing a total of $75,196.25 in taxes and $33,311 in interest for tax years 2002 through 2004, Yates said. Boot agreed to pay $108,507.25 in restitution, plus a tax fraud penalty in an amount to be determined, said Yates.

Yates added that the charges and other information presented in court showed that Boot failed to file his 2003 and 2004 tax returns until July 2008, after he was contacted by IRS agents. In both years, he had substantial income and owed thousands of dollars in federal taxes, said Yates.

“This defendant thought he could get away with not filing his returns and paying his taxes, but he was wrong. The IRS caught him cheating and confronted him. Now, not only must he pay the taxes he should have paid a long time ago, but he must also pay stiff monetary penalties, and he faces the possibility of serving time in federal prison,” Yates said.

Commenting on the case, IRS-Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Reginael McDaniel said, “To build faith in our nation's tax system, honest taxpayers need to be reassured that everyone is paying their fair share. The IRS Criminal Investigation Division, together with the Department of Justice will investigate and prosecute those who violate our tax system.”

Yates said a sentencing date for Boot has not yet been scheduled. In determining the sentence, the Court will consider the United States Sentencing Guidelines, which are not binding but provided recommended sentencing ranges for federal offenses.

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Cyclist's picture

<strong>system honest taxpayers need to be reassured that everyone is paying their fair share"</strong> - IRS-Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Reginael McDaniel.

That’s funny; her "big" boss was a tax cheat and only came clean because of his nomination for the Secretary of the Treasury.

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Taxpayer gets shaft while crooked judges, politicians and lawyers walk. This guy fails to pay $75,000 in taxes and he'll get jail time ( in shrill voice--- "We have to make an example of him" ?? )Yet look at all the crooks (national, regional and local) who get nothing in terms of punishment. Like Judge Camp (sex, drugs and prostitutes); Judge English (frat tricks of sexual display and adultery) and local lawyer Slade (former partners with District Attorney)=== all get nearly nothing. But this clown will get spanked.

Cyclist is right-- nothing happened to Geithner !!!

Good old Charlie Rangel cheating the IRS and lied. He got a damn letter saying shame on you. Pay it back and its ok. The senate can cheat and lie, of course so can the President. But you try it and off you go to jail. The terrorist group (IRS) can do what ever they want. And dont go to court against them, they have there own judge. So make sure if you are going to cheat you get elected to congress first. We all have to file and pay so dont try and get around it. Just do it. They need to focus on the illegals anyway. They dont file or pay taxes but its ok because they are illegal.

Gort's picture

Normal, too bad Geithner and Rangle don’t live in Georgia. Since they were so successful skirting the law, maybe Nathan Deal could use them in his administration, eh?

If Deal doesn’t need them, you could still turn them over to the PTC “Blood Diva’s” for justice!

Remember: If you think Social Security and Medicare are worth saving, vote Democratic.

Doesn't that take place in January?

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