Ohio Man Guilty Of Tax Evasion
A man from Cincinnati, Ohio, recently pleaded guilty to tax evasion, as well as other charges related to a conspiracy to sell fraudulent financial software.
Brandon Davis, 31, entered his guilty plea for mail fraud, copyright infringement and multiple tax crimes in a U.S. district court in Ohio, according to Fox19. He used eBay to sell various tax preparation software programs, including Quicken and Turbo Tax.
Davis is scheduled to be sentenced in September, the news source reported. He faces a maximum of 20 years in federal prison for the mail fraud charge, as well as five years for copyright infringement and three years for each additional tax crime.
In addition, a tax lien and money judgment of approximately $80,000 was agreed to, along with forfeiture of all items related to the illegal software reproduction, according to the news source. The amount of restitution Davis is forced to pay will be decided at sentencing.
He also was ordered to give up more than $190,000 that the United States Postal Service seized from him, the news source added. A 2006 Hummer was also confiscated.