An Illinois man was indicted for underreporting his income on federal and state tax returns for tax years 2014 to 2018.

According to court records, Kenin Edwards, of Pekin, Illinois, worked as a contractor for logging businesses and was paid a commission for the deals he negotiated between landowners and third-party timber purchasers. In late 2017, Edwards formed a partnership known as Edwards & Sons Log Purveyors.

From as early as April 2015 and continuing to at least the end of May 2019, Edwards allegedly underreported the income he made in the logging business to reduce his tax liabilities. According to the indictment, Edwards underreported his personal and business income on returns he filed with the IRS and with the Illinois Department of Revenue.