A Crown Point resident has been sentenced to two years of probation after he
pleaded guilty in federal court to making false statements on a tax return
and in a bankruptcy proceeding, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern
District of Indiana said.
Roman Perez, 42, was sentenced to 24 months of probation and 50 hours of
community service and ordered to make restitution of $26,417, the U.S.
Attorney’s Office said.
“According to documents filed in this case, Perez understated his total
taxable income by approximately $110,000, of which approximately $80,000
constituted payments from both the Lake County Treasurer and the Lake County
Sheriff’s Commissary Fund to Roman Art Inc., a graphic design business owned
by Perez,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. “Perez also understated his
gross income for the year 2009 by an amount in excess of $40,000 in a
The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service and the FBI.