SHREVEPORT, La. – A Shreveport business owner was sentenced today to 40 months (3 years, 4 months) in prison for filing false tax returns, announced Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook and Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.
According to documents and information provided to the court, Robert Clifton Poimboeuf, 58, was part owner of D&G Holdings, LLC, a medical laboratory in the Shreveport area. From 2011 through 2015, Poimboeuf filed false tax returns that underreported gross receipts earned from his business. Poimboeuf concealed from his tax return preparers at least two bank accounts reflecting income earned, and falsely characterized business receipts as non-taxable loans. As a result of these actions, Poimboeuf caused a tax loss of more than $1.9 million to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
In addition to the term of imprisonment, United States District Judge S. Maurice Hicks, Jr. ordered Poimboeuf to one year of supervised release and to pay restitution to the IRS in the amount of $1,904,477.
Acting United States Attorney Van Hook and Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Zuckerman thanked special agents of the IRS-Criminal Investigation who conducted the investigation, and Trial Attorney Kevin Schneider of the Tax Division, who assisted Acting United States Attorney Van Hook in the prosecution of the case.
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