Colorado Man Spent 20 Months In Jail For Tax, Disability Violations

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]He earned $887,000 in 2012 but did not file a tax return, accepted disability benefits while working.

 A Colorado man was sentenced to time served — which amounted to approximately 20 months in prison — for failing to file a tax return and for fraudulently concealing facts relevant to Social Security Disability payments.

Robert Eugene Hybertson, 61, of Brighton, Colorado, will now serve three years of supervised release and he also agreed to pay restitution to the Social Security Administration in the amount of $146,484, file accurate tax returns for all years in which returns are pending, and pay all taxes owed to the IRS as determined by a subsequent civil IRS proceeding.

According to court records, Hybertson received a gross income of $887,000 in 2012 but willfully failed to file the required income tax return for that year. He also failed to file tax returns for his income for the years 2010, 2011, and 2013, when he had approximate gross incomes of $241,000, $566,000, and $117,000, respectively. The estimated tax loss for those four years is $828,000, or $1.7 million if penalties and interest are included.

Also, in May 2001, Hybertson began receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. Starting around 2010, however, Hybertson made false statements to conceal from the government the fact that he was working.

As a result of his concealment, Hybertson received $146,484 in disability benefit[/vc_column_text][us_image image=”1185″][/vc_column][/vc_row]