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March 28, 2019

Eric Charles and Thelma J. Robinson, both of Pineville, pled guilty in Franklin Circuit Court to four Class D felony counts of willfully filing or making a false tax return by using a Tennessee address to avoid paying Kentucky income taxes.  Their pleas will result in diversion for the couple for five years, conditioned on filing of accurate income taxes for the tax year 2018 forward and paying restitution of $7043.49 for years in the indictment. David Whitehouse investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.  


March 5, 2019

Lu Anne Wallace, of Lexington, was indicted by a Franklin County grand jury with four Class D felony counts of theft by failure to make required disposition of property. These charges relate to withholding tax returns she filed for her Fayette County business, Madison Primary Care, LLC, without remitting the taxes withheld to the Department of Revenue. The theft amount from these charges is $18,271.15. Ms. Wallace also was indicted on one Class C felony count of theft by deception for issuing a $10,943.99 check to the Department of Revenue that her bank returned due to insufficient funds. Debra Crawford investigated this matter and presented it for prosecution.


February 19, 2019

Paula McGuire, of Lexington, was indicted by a Franklin County grand jury with twenty counts of theft by failure to make required disposition of property, sixteen Class D felonies and four Class A misdemeanors. These charges relate to the theft of $24,490.61 in sales tax that Ms. McGuire collected through her Fayette County frozen yogurt business, Fro Jo's L.L.C., and did not remit to the Kentucky Department of Revenue. Debra Crawford investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.


January 29, 2019

Ronald Buschmann, of Louisville, was indicted by the Franklin Circuit Court on 21 felony counts of theft by failure to make required disposition of property, 18 Class C felonies and three Class D felonies. These charges are related to the theft of $279,535.36 in sales tax that Mr. Buschmann collected from customers of his Jefferson County business, Shooters Supply & Law Enforcement Equipment, LLC, and did not remit to the Department of Revenue. Debra Crawford investigated this case and presented it for prosecution. 


January 22, 2019

Eric Reed, of Danville, was indicted by a Franklin County grand jury on one Class D felony count of filing a fraudulent Kentucky income tax return for the year 2012 and four Class D felony counts of failing to file a Kentucky income tax return for the years 2013-2016.  These charges are related to taxes, penalties and interest Mr. Reed owes the Commonwealth of Kentucky of $17,813.88.  Gene Stratton investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.


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