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Sentenced to probation for falsifying tax return

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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 bankruptcy proceeding.”

The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service and the FBI.



Posted 12/9/2013