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Campbell Nov 2019.jpgNovember 19, 2019

Eric A. Campbell of Lexington, Kentucky was indicted by a Franklin County grand jury on two Class D felony counts of failing to file an individual income tax return for the years 2014 and 2015 and two Class D felony counts for filing a false income tax return for the years 2017 and 2018. The total liability due, including interest and penalties, is $7,754.94. Matthew Jones investigated the matter and presented it for prosecution. 


 

Searan Oct 2019.jpgOctober 8, 2019

James W. Searan of Nancy, Kentucky was indicted by a Franklin County grand jury on seven counts of theft by failure to make required disposition of property, three Class C felonies and four Class D felonies. These charges are related to the theft of $51,059.10 in sales tax that Mr. Searan collected from his customers and $3,641.87 that he withheld from his employees on behalf of his Pulaski County business, Chubby Buddy Pizza & Chicken, LLC, and did not remit to the Department of Revenue. Debra Crawford investigated the matter and presented it for prosecution


 

Smith Sept 2019.jpgSeptember 3, 2019

Steven R. Smith of Louisville, Kentucky was indicted by a Franklin County grand jury on three Class D felony counts of failing to file a Kentucky income tax return for the years 2014 to 2016. These charges are related to taxes, penalties, and interest owed to the Commonwealth by Mr. Smith for 2014 through 2016. Mr. Smith's total tax liability for those years is $10,226.38. Matthew Jones investigated the matter and presented it for prosecution. 


July 30, 2019

Shahram Pouranfar, of Louisville, was indicted by a Franklin County grand jury on one Class D felony count of theft by failure to make required disposition of property. This count related to $5,517.45 in sales tax collected from the business Pangea Co., Inc. which was owned and operated by Mr. Pouranfar. Mr. Pouranfar was also indicted on one Class C and one Class D felony count of theft by failure to make required disposition of property. These counts were related to $6,117.82 in withholding tax and $20,556.15 in sales tax collected from the business Jess Co., also owned and operated by Mr. Pouranfar.  Alex Peyton investigated this case and presented it for prosecution. 


June 25, 2019

Joseph Myers, of Vanceburg, Kentucky was indicted by a Franklin County grand jury on four Class D felony counts of filing false income tax returns for tax years 2012 to 2015. Mr. Myers' total tax due for those years is $27,643.00. The total tax liability including interest, fees, and penalties totals $43,530.78. Alex Peyton investigated this case and presented it for prosecution. 



May 21, 2019

Jose Aguilar, of Lexington, was indicted by a Franklin County grand jury on five Class D felony counts of failure to file Kentucky individual income tax returns for tax years 2013 to 2017. Mr. Aguilar's total liability for those years is $20,554.68, and is related to income earned through his business, Vision Latina, L.L.C. Alex Peyton investigated this case and presented it for prosecution. 


May 1, 2019

Leslie I. Prescott, of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, was indicted by a Pike County grand jury on one Class C felony count of theft by failure to make required disposition of property.  This count related to $12,866.10 in sales and transient room taxes that she collected, but did not remit to the Commonwealth for her business South Williamson Lodging, Inc. (doing business as "Sweet Dreams Suites").   Alex Peyton investigated it and presented it for prosecution.  


April 9, 2019

Reginald L. Young, of Murray, was indicted by a Franklin County grand jury on five Class C felony counts of theft by failure to make required disposition of property. These charges relate to the theft of $219,453.35 in sales tax Mr. Young collected through his business BBQ 4 U, LLC (doing business as "Bad Bob's BBQ Restaurant"), but did not remit to the Commonwealth. The thefts occurred in the cities of Murray and Benton, both in Calloway County. Debra Crawford investigated it and presented it for prosecution.  


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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