Former Kentucky Cop Sentenced For Tax Crime
A former police officer from Shively, Kentucky, was recently sentenced to 39 months in prison for lying to the Internal Revenue Service and committing tax fraud, according to The Courier-Journal.
Curtis Gordon, 40, was convicted last October after failing to report approximately $1 million to the IRS. The funds came from four companies he was in charge of, the news source reported. In addition to the tax charge, he was also convicted of bank fraud. He attempted to purchase a home worth $1.5 million with a $1.2 million loan that he used false documentation to qualify for.
He submitted false tax forms to the IRS from 2002 to 2005, according to the news source. These forms claimed he had made proper payments, while in reality, he only reported tax money he earned while employed as an officer.
Gordon's case was investigated by the Treasury inspector general and the IRS, the news source added.
Someone who commits federal tax evasion typically receives a maximum sentence of five years in federal prison and a fine of $250,000 in addition to restitution.