Department of Justice
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Arkansas Man Sentenced to Prison for Failure to File Tax Returns
A Fayetteville, Arkansas, man was sentenced to 14 months in prison today following his plea of guilty to four counts of willfully failing to file individual income tax returns, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Kenneth Elser of the Western District of Arkansas.
According to court documents, Randall Acton West, a former real estate appraiser, failed to file federal income tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for the years 2007 through 2010 despite earning gross income in excess of the tax return filing threshold. According to court documents, West’s conduct resulted in a tax loss to the government of $95,825.56.
In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Timothy L. Brooks of the Western District of Arkansas ordered West to serve one year of supervised release and pay restitution to the IRS in the amount of $95,825.56.
Acting Assistant Attorney General Ciraolo and Acting U.S. Attorney Elser commended special agents of IRS-Criminal Investigation, who investigated the case and Trial Attorneys Robert Kemins and David Zisserson, of the Tax Division and Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly Davis of the Western District of Arkansas, who prosecuted the case.