POSTED: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 11:30am
UPDATED: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 11:34am
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — A Baton Rouge man was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison for tax fraud.
Jack Ray Carr was convicted on June 20, 2012 following a three-day jury trial. The evidence at trial established that Carr, a home inspector, threatened violence against a federal agent, filed false documents and tax returns with the IRS, and attempted to pay his tax debt with fraudulent bonds, fictitious money orders, and a fake check.
On three successive personal income tax returns, Carr falsely reported that his and his wife’s income was “$0.00,” despite earning hundreds of thousands of dollars in total during the 2001, 2002, and 2003 tax years. In 2009, on two tax returns, Carr falsely reported more than $100,000 of federal income tax withholdings based on fictitious IRS Forms 1099-OID attached to the tax returns that Carr filed in his own name and in the name of his wife. In doing so, Carr claimed more than $150,000 of fraudulent tax refunds from the U.S. government.
Carr was sentenced for one count of corruptly interfering with the due administration of Internal Revenue laws, four counts of filing false income tax returns, and one count of aiding and assisting in the preparation of a false income tax return.