HOUSTON – A man has admitted he filed a tax return alleging there were no taxes owed, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.
Gilberto Parada-Arevalo pleaded guilty today to one count of filing a false 2011 U.S. corporate income tax return for Tamaleria Panaderia Y Pupuseria La Roca Inc. In that return, he falsely claimed the corporation owed no income taxes for 2011.
As part of the plea agreement, Parada-Arevalo agreed the relevant conduct – total intended tax loss – for purposes of sentencing is between $100,000 and $250,000. He has agreed to pay more than $74,000 in restitution to the IRS.
U.S. District Judge George Hanks accepted the plea and set sentencing for Nov. 16. At that time, Parada-Arevalo faces up to three years in federal prison and a possible $250,000 maximum fine.
He was permitted to remain on bond pending that hearing.
IRS – Criminal Investigation conducted the investigation0n. Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles J. Escher is prosecuting the case.