A Shreveport, Louisiana, business owner was sentenced to 40 months in prison on Sept. 30, 2020, for filing false tax returns, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana Alexander C. Van Hook.
According to documents and information provided to the court, Robert C. Poimboeuf was a 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 IRS.
In addition to the term of imprisonment, U.S. District Judge Maurice Hicks Jr., ordered Poimboeuf to serve 1 year of supervised release and to pay restitution to the IRS in the amount of $1,904,477.
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Zuckerman and Acting U.S. Attorney Van Hook thanked special agents of IRS-Criminal Investigation, who conducted the investigation, and Trial Attorney Kevin Schneider of the Tax Division, who assisted Acting U.S. Attorney Van Hook in the prosecution of the case.