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United States of America v. Attila Kalmar
Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida
Case Number: 2:17-cr-00010-JES-CM
Court: United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (Hillsborough County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: William M. Montague, Grace E. Albinson and Melanie A. Smith
Defendant's Attorney: Kathryn Kimball - FPD
Description: Tampa, FL - Florida Resident Pleads Guilty To Stealing Government Funds And Obstructing The IRS
resident of Lee County, Florida pleaded guilty on May 15, 2018 to stealing government funds and corruptly endeavoring to obstruct the internal revenue laws.
According to documents filed with the court, Attila Kalmar filed 2007 through 2009 trust returns with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the name of First AK-Open Sec Trust, a nominee entity, seeking more than $480,000 in fraudulent refunds. Kalmar deposited a refund check he received as a result of these filings into a bank account, and then used the proceeds to purchase real property, acquire thousands of dollars in gold coins, and wire money overseas. Kalmar also attempted to impede the internal revenue laws by transferring funds between nominee bank accounts and falsely representing to the IRS that an IRS revenue officer was the trustee for First AK-Open Sec Trust.
Sentencing has not been scheduled. Kalmar faces a statutory maximum sentence of three years in prison for corruptly endeavoring to impede the internal revenue laws and a statutory maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for theft of government funds. He also faces a term of supervised release, restitution, forfeiture, and monetary penalties.
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Zuckerman and U.S. Attorney Chapa Lopez commended special agents of IRS–Criminal Investigation, who conducted the investigation, and Trial Attorneys William M. Montague, Grace E. Albinson, and Melanie A. Smith of the Tax Division, who prosecuted the case.
Additional information about the Tax Division and its enforcement efforts may be found on the division’s website.