Former Maui Insurance Agent Sentenced For Tax Evasion
A man from Maui, Hawaii, was recently sentenced on tax evasion charges and will have to serve two and a half years in prison.
Herbert Ushiroda, 62, evaded more than $1 million in taxes, and has paid more than $911,000 to the Internal Revenue Service, as well as more than $205,000 to the state of Hawaii in restitution and interest, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.
Ushiroda filed multiple false joint tax returns from 2003 to 2007, and was not able to receive a reduced sentence, as his lawyer, Brook Hart, originally pushed for 18 months in prison, the news source reported. As a result of his crimes, Ushiroda lost his position as an insurance agent and was divorced.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Leslie Osborne presented the evidence against Ushiroda in court, and Chief District Judge Helen Gillmor oversaw the court proceedings, the news source reported.
In addition to his jail time and restitution, the news source said that Ushiroda will have three years of supervised release and will be required to pay a fine of $20,000.