Mississippi Man Charged With Tax Fraud
A former investment broker is facing multiple charges stemming from years of tax evasion.
Charles Irby, 45, of Laurel, Mississippi, was recently arrested in Anchorage, Alaska, and charged with obstruction, tax evasion and a failure to file federal income tax returns intended for the Internal Revenue Service, according to a report.
Irby's charges are from multiple time periods, including 1998 to 2001, where he attempted to avoid paying the IRS more than $245,000 in taxes, Mississippi newspaper The Clarion-Ledger reported.
He also allegedly did not file any tax returns from 2004 to 2007, and received a total income of more than $197,000 during that period, the news source reported. In addition, he is accused of obstructing federal government tax statutes from 2003 to 2010.
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Mississippi brought him up on the charges, and he will be tried in a federal court in the state, the news source added.
Tax evaders can receive a variety of sentences, including a maximum of five years in prison and a fine of $250,000.