A Utah man was sentenced to 51 months in prison for tax evasion and corruptly endeavoring to obstruct the IRS.
According to court records, Louis Hansen, of Orem, Utah, gave the IRS a $342,669.41 check he knew was drawn on a closed bank account, in a fraudulent effort to evade paying taxes, penalties and interest he owed for a number of years.
In June 2012, Hansen presented 10 additional checks to the IRS drawn on a different closed bank account in another attempt to fraudulently discharge his debt. The evidence showed that each of these 10 checks was made out in the amount of $425,000, and Hansen sent them to at least six different IRS offices.
In addition to his prison sentence, Hansen was ordered to serve three years of supervised release and to pay approximately $342,699 in restitution to the United States.