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Case Number: 21-CR-724
Court: United States District Court for the District of Arizona (Maricopa County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in Phoenix
Description: Phoenix, Arizona criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with tax evasion.
Ryan C. Patterson, 34, of Scottsdale, Arizona, a contractor specializing in remodels, directed customers to make out checks to him personally and deposited the checks into his personal checking accounts. He failed to report $1.9 million in income and avoided nearly $550,000 in taxes. He also reported a loss of $38,000 in 2016, while at the same time purchasing a primary residence for $445,000 in cash and making other lavish expenditures.
“The conviction and sentencing of the defendant are the result of an effort by the Internal Revenue Service to vindicate the rights of honest American taxpayers by holding scofflaws to account,” said U.S. Attorney Gary Restaino. “Instead of following the law, Patterson blatantly ignored it, and selfishly lined his pockets with money to which he wasn’t entitled.”
This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kevin M. Rapp and Aron Ketchel, District of Arizona, Phoenix, handled the prosecution.
Outcome: Defendant committed to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons for a term of TWENTY (20) MONTHS, which consists of TWENTY (20) MONTHS on Count 1 and TWENTY (20) MONTHS on Count 2 and TWENTY (20) MONTHS on Count 3, said counts to run concurrently, with credit for time served followed by supervised release for a term of THREE (3) YEARS, which consists of THREE (3) YEARS on Count 1 and THREE (3) YEARS on Count 2 and THREE (3) YEARS on Count 3, said counts to run concurrently. Special Assessment: $300. Restitution: $436,194.