Three Louisiana residents were charged with conspiracy to defraud the IRS. One man, Matthew Reck, was also charged with making a false statement to federal agents, and the two other men, Dawn Farrell Ruiz and David Farrell, were charged with aiding in the preparation of false returns.
According to court records, Reck and Ruiz allegedly conspired to defraud the IRS by underreporting their individual compensation and causing to be filed false individual tax returns. Reck and Ruiz also allegedly caused to be filed false corporate tax returns for Reck’s construction businesses.
The three men allegedly paid some workers “off the books” and did not report this to the IRS.