Monday, August 04, 2008

When we are talking about Tax evasion, Identity Theft. What comes to your mind?

Undocumented Immigrants right!!!!! Sorry to disappointed you. You are Wrong. Ignorance remains the powerful weapons against our Society. Would his punishment fit his crime? His sentence 5 months in prison and 3 years in supervised release. When Undocumented Immigrants has been more than 6 months in Jail, torn apart from their families, and ending up most of the cases in deportation just for searching a better life.

Robert M. MacLafferty, age 46, of Portland, Tennessee was sentenced January 29th to serve 5 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release. His sentence also included the requirement to pay restitution to the IRS of $37 plus thousand.

According to the US Attorney’s news release:

MacLafferty pled guilty on October 12, 2007, to five counts of income tax evasion. During his plea hearing, MacLafferty admitted that he earned income which required him to file federal income tax returns for years 1996 through 2003, however, he failed to file such a return in each of those years. MacLafferty also admitted that he had adjusted gross income totaling $227,993 from 2000 to 2003. During this period of time, MacLafferty provided false documents to his employer claiming he was not a citizen of the United States and therefore not liable to pay federal income taxes. MacLafferty also admitted that after the Internal Revenue Service filed a federal tax lien against his residence in Sumner County, he quit claimed his interest in this property and another property to his wife.

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