Michigan Lawyer Pleads Guilty To Tax Charges
A lawyer recently pleaded guilty to tax evasion in U.S. District Court after being charged for misreporting funds on multiple tax returns.
David Black, of Port Huron, Michigan, and the owner of Black, Black and Black law firm, may face the guideline sentence of 24 to 27 months in prison after agreeing to a plea, according to Michigan news source the Times Herald. He will also have to pay approximately $458,000 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service.
Black is expected to re-file tax returns for the years 2003 to 2005, the news source reported. He underreported earnings during the time period, including not listing more than $760,000 for 2004.
"We are constantly trying to identify different tax evasion schemes out there," Stephen Moore, spokesman for the IRS, told the news source. "And we will investigate any tax-evasion scheme to the fullest extent of the law."
The lawyer, who is currently free on bond until his sentencing in August, can receive a maximum sentence of five years in prison and $250,000, the news source said.