CPA, John Miller, accused of various tax violations, was found not guilty on all counts by a jury following trial.
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Defendants appealed their convictions on tax violations on several grounds including their Sixth Amendment right to a speedy trial.
Taxpayer entered a plea agreement and pleaded guilty to conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering and tax fraud. After being sentenced to 10 years, taxpayer appealed stating that there was no factual basis to support the guilty plea for conspiracy, wire fraud, and money laundering. The court found that the taxpayer benefited from the appeal and upheld the guilty pleas.
Taxpayers operated a day school primarily on a cash basis: requesting at least some parents to pay tuition in cash, paying teacher salaries in cash, refusing to issue tax forms reflecting income paid to teachers, and, in some cases, encouraging teachers not to file tax returns or report income they earned from the school.