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Case Number: 3:19-cr-00402-SI
Court: United States District Court for the District of Oregon (Multnomah County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office, Portland, Oregon
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Description: Portland, Oregon tax law criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with evading payment of employment taxes and personal income taxes.
Thomas A. Rennie, Age 58, of Battle Ground, Washington, and formerly of Portland, Oregon, operated a car detailing business in Portland for 28 years, and a dog training business in Washington since 2015. Rennie knowingly and intentionally evaded payment of nearly $1.5 million in taxes for the years 2005 through 2017. These unpaid taxes were comprised of employment taxes for his businesses, personal income taxes, and corporate taxes. Rennie’s efforts to evade the payment of his taxes included his failure to maintain proper business books and records; using business bank accounts and a non-profit entity’s bank account to pay personal expenses; concealing ownership of personal assets by placing title to these assets in the names of nominee entities; concealing the income from the sale of one of his companies by placing the proceeds in bank accounts held in the names of nominees; and making false statements to an IRS Revenue Officer.
Rennie previously pleaded guilty to one count of Tax Evasion on December 16, 2019.
The Internal Revenue Service investigated this case. It was prosecuted by Claire M. Fay, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon.
26:7201 ATTEMPT TO EVADE OR DEFEAT TAX
Outcome: MINUTES OF SENTENCING HEARING before Judge Michael H. Simon as to Defendant Thomas A. Rennie (USM #81586-065). The Defendant is sentenced to the Bureau of Prisons for a period of 12 months. After release from imprisonment the Defendant will be on supervised release for a period of three years. Restitution in the amount of $1,500,000 and a $100 fee assessment ordered. The Defendant shall self-surrender for service of his sentence on March 25, 2021. See Formal Judgment. Defendant advised of right to appeal. Counsel Present for Plaintiff: Claire M. Fay. Counsel Present for Defendant: Fidel Cassino-DuCloux. (USPO Present: Ryan Adamson) (Court Reporter Dennis Apodaca) (mja) (Entered: 11/18/2020)