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​December 19, 2014

Billy and Roxanne Blankenship

Billy and Roxanne Blankenship of Elkhorn City, Kentucky, were sentenced in Franklin Circuit Court to five years pretrial diversion on a two-year sentence for two Class D felony counts each of Willfully Filing or Making a False Tax Return for tax years 2007 and 2008. These counts relate to income from retail sales the Blankenships made but did not report. Robin Kinney investigated this case and presented it for prosecution. Jeff Fogg is currently handling this matter.​


​​October 15, 2014

David S. Beckett

David Beckett David S. Beckett, Central House Diner, LLC, was sentenced in Boone Circuit Court to five years on 19 Class D felony counts of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property in reference to unremitted sale and withholding taxes. He was then granted diversion and was ordered to pay restitution to the Department of Revenue in amount of $ 62,876.98. Debra Crawford investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.



 

October 7, 2014

Dwayne Cline

Dwayne Cline Dwayne Cline, Owners Solution, Inc., pled guilty in Boyd Circuit Court to one Class D felony count of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property, and was sentenced to five years. He was then granted pretrial diversion for five year required to pay $134,888.86 in restitution. Debra Crawford investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.



 

​​September 9, 2014

Alfredo Mendez

Alfredo Mendez of Harrodsburg was indicted by the Franklin County Grand Jury of two Class D felony counts of Failure to File Kentucky Individual Income Tax Returns relating to the tax years 2012 and 2013. This income relates to wages Mr. Mendez received while working on a horse farm in those years. David Whitehouse investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.


September 4, 2014

​Trent Marshall

Trent Marshall.pngTrent Marshall. of Maysfield, pled guilty in Franklin Circuit Court to 15 Class D felony counts of willfully failing to pay Kentucky individual income tax and was sentenced to five years on each offense, to run concurrently. He was granted probation on the condition that he pay the Kentucky Department of Revenue full restitution, beginning with $15,000.00 in a lump sum at sentencing and thereafter paying the sum of $55,684.32 by monthly installments. These Debra Crawford investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.​


​​​July 29, 2014

Roger J. Stradley

Roger J. Stradley, of Radcliff, Ky., was sentenced in Hardin Circuit Court to one count of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property, a Class D felony. This count was related to sales and use tax that was collected and not remitted to the Commonwealth for the business Sparta Enterprises, Inc., doing business as Huddle House. Mr. Stradley was granted diversion for five years or until restitution of $85,559.82 is paid. Thomas Smith investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.


July 22, 2014

Jennifer June Rowlett

Jennifer June Rowlett of Bardstown, Kentucky was indicted in Franklin Circuit Court on 11 counts of Willful Preparation of False Kentucky Income Tax Returns, all Class D felonies, and one count of Being a Persistent Felony Offender. These counts stemmed from eleven fraudulent tax returns Rowlett prepared requesting refunds totaling $4,375. Jeff Fogg investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.


June 10, 2014

Ayele Madje Dosseh

Ayele Madje Dosseh, of ABMS Tax Service, was indicted by the Franklin County Grand Jury on 14 Class D felony counts of Willful Preparation of False Returns for tax years 2012 and 2013. These counts relate to a pattern of fraudulent itemized deductions on Kentucky individual income tax returns Ms. Dosseh prepared for clients in Louisville. Frank Fallis investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.


 

March 11, 2014

Gregory Wilcheck

Gregory Wilcheck, of Myers Chevrolet-Oldsmobile-Cadillac, Inc. in Barbourville, was indicted by the Franklin County Grand Jury on one count of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property, and three counts of Theft by Deception. This case is related to withholding tax that was collected, but not remitted to the Commonwealth. Mr. Wilcheck also submitted checks to the Commonwealth to pay collected taxes and the checks were returned by the bank for insufficient funds. The total amount of stolen money is $16,407.54. Thomas Smith investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.


 

February 7, 2014

Jason Shuler

pic of Jason ShulerJason Shuler, of Shuler’s Ole South BBQ of Daviess County, pled guilty to two felony counts of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property. He was sentenced to five years of supervised diversion on each count. He must pay restitution to the Department of Revenue in the amount of $38,650.37. Thomas Smith investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.



February 28, 2014

Michael Jones

pic of Michael JonesMichael Jones of Lexington pled guilty to six counts of Willfully Filing False Tax Returns. Mr. Jones failed to report income used for personal expenses taken from businesses he controlled for the years 2005 to 2010. These counts, all Class D felonies, resulted from an investigation into Mr. Jones’ work as a former director of the Training Resource Center of the College of Justice and Safety at Eastern Kentucky University. Mr. Jones was sentenced to two years on each count to run concurrently, but diverted for three years with full payment of restitution in the amount of $15,208.98. Robin N. Kinney investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.



 

February 25, 2014

Donald R. Black

Donald R. Black of Black’s Appliance Center in Russell County was indicted by the Franklin County Grand Jury on four counts of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property, three Class C Felonies and one Class D felony. He was also indicted on eight felony counts of Theft by Deception, all Class D Felonies. These charges are related to collected sales tax and withholding tax that was collected, but not remitted to the Commonwealth. Mr. Black also submitted checks to the Commonwealth to pay collected taxes and the checks were returned by the bank for insufficient funds. The total theft amount is $124,346.33. Debra Crawford investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.


January 28, 2014

Michelle Doss

pic of Michelle DossMichelle Doss of MRDUCS, LLC, dba: Patriot Tire and Auto Service in Jefferson County pled guilty to one felony count of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property. She was sentenced to five years, which was probated/diverted for five years on the condition that she pays restitution totaling $72,629.83 to the Department of Revenue during that time period. Debra Crawford investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.



January 28, 2014

Trent L. Marshall

Trent L. Marshall, of Maysfield, was indicted by the Franklin County Grand Jury on 15 Class D felony counts of willfully failing to pay Kentucky individual income tax for the years 1998 through 2012, in the amount of $79,095.25. Those years, Mr. Marshall filed Kentucky returns, but did to pay any tax liability related to those returns, despite numerous contacts. Debra Crawford investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.


 

​January 27, 2014

​Jorge Delapaz

Jorge Delapaz, pled guilty to two counts of theft by failure to make required disposition of property. This case is related to sales and withholding taxes that were collected and not remitted to the Commonwealth for the Madisonville business La Casa III. Mr. Delapaz was sentenced to five years of diversion and ordered to pay the Department of Revenue $47,492.41 in restitution. Thomas also investigated this case and presented for prosecution to the Hopkins County grand jury.



January 6, 2014

Sharon Bliss Hoffman

pic of Sharon HoffmanSharon Bliss Hoffman, pled guilty in Franklin Circuit Court to one count of willfully failing to file a tax return, a Class D felony. She was sentenced to one year, but was allowed diversion and supervised probation for five years. Ms. Hoffman was also ordered to pay the Department of Revenue restitution in the amount of $5,908. Thomas A. Smith investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.




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