Former Lawyer Gets Prison for Tax Evasion

LAS VEGAS --  Former Nevada attorney Douglas Allen drew a 15-month prison sentence Tuesday after pleading guilty to one count of tax evasion, said assistant Special Agent in Charge Shea Jones of the Las Vegas field office of Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation.

Allen, 52, was also ordered by U.S. District Court Judge Howard McKibben to pay $87,408 in restitution.  Allen pleaded guilty in May.

According to the indictment, he attempted to evade a portion of the federal income taxes he owed for 2005 through 2007 by filing false tax returns. Allen also provided false documents to the IRS during a civil audit and commited additional acts of evasion, such as concealing his true income and the taxes he owed.

"In today's economic environment, it's more important than ever that the American people feel confident that everyone is playing by the rules and paying the taxes they owe," Jones said.

The case was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Las Vegas.


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