Illinois Man Charged With Tax Fraud
A man from Breese, Illinois, was recently indicted for tax fraud after allegedly failing to pay more than $200,000 to the Internal Revenue Service from 2004 to 2007, according to the Carmi Times.
Dale Hedberg, 68, was charged with four counts of failure to file a tax return and four counts of attempting to evade taxes. He was indicted by a federal grand jury in the Southern District of Illinois, the news source reported.
If convicted, Hedberg faces five years in federal prison, three years of supervised release and a maximum fine of $100,000 on each evasion count. For each failure to file a tax return charge, he faces a maximum of one year in prison, one year of supervised release and a $25,000 fine, according to the news source.
The case was investigated by the IRS' Criminal Investigation division. U.S. Attorney Kevin Burke leads the prosecution against Hedberg, the news source added.
Typically, the maximum charge for tax evasion is five years in federal prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.