US authorities have charged an Ohio man with tax evasion, filing false tax returns, witness tampering, falsification of data, and conspiring to operate illegal gambling businesses, commit money laundering, and defraud the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
In the same case, the US government had previously charged a married couple and two other individuals with conspiring to operate illegal gambling businesses and to defraud the IRS, among other offenses. During 2010-18, all the defendants conspired to operate an illegal gambling business, Skilled Shamrock, and conceal the generated income to evade taxes. Notably, between 2012 and 2017, Skilled Shamrock earned a net income of over $4 million.
The Ohio defendant newly added to the indictment retained over $1.4 million in taxes that the business owed to the IRS during 2009-13. Moreover, the defendant spent the money in cash on personal luxury items and credit card payments. This defendant also allegedly attempted to influence and tamper with a witness during the investigation. Additionally, he allegedly conspired to launder the illicitly-obtained money by investing it in his residential property.
Source: US Department of Justice