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Case Number: 5:17-cr-00243-FB
Judge: Fred Biery
Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Texas (Bexar County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Description: San Antonio, Texas criminal defense attorney represented defendant charged with tax evasion.
On September 14, 2018, Robert Steven Powell, 68, was found guilty of three counts of tax evasion. According to testimony at trial, Powell was a member of a tax scheme organization that promoted tax evasion. Although Powell earned wages as high as $236,098 per year, he failed to pay income taxes from 2000 to 2013. Powell evaded payment of his federal taxes by submitting false W-4 forms to his employer and claiming he was exempt from federal income tax withholding. Powell also placed a house and recreational vehicle in other names and attempted to conceal his physical address from the IRS by obtaining identification documents from multiple states using false personal residence addresses.
“Millions of Americans faithfully pay their income taxes every year,” said U.S. Attorney Ashley C. Hoff. “Those who dodge paying taxes disproportionately burden their fellow citizens and will face the consequences.”
“Tax evasion is not a victimless crime,” said IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Donald “Trey” Eakins of the Charlotte Field Office. “Individuals who corruptly violate the law to further their business interests and intentionally evade paying their fair share of taxes undermine public confidence in our tax system.”
The IRS investigated the case.
Assistant U.S. Attorney William R. Harris prosecuted the case.
Outcome: 02/03/2022 192 JUDGMENT AND COMMITMENT as to Robert Steven Powell (1), Count(s) 1-3, Fifty-One (51) months imprisonment to run concurrent; Three (3) years supervised release to run concurrent; $300 special assessment; Restitution in the amount of $345,136.68.. Signed by Judge Fred Biery. (bot1) (Entered: 02/03/2022)
02/03/2022 193 Sealed Statement of Reasons as to Robert Steven Powell (SOR documents are not available electronically.) (bot1) (Entered: 02/03/2022)
02/03/2022 194 Appeal of Final Judgment 192 by Robert Steven Powell ( Filing fee $ 505 receipt number 0542-15679507) (Gross, Michael) (Entered: 02/03/2022)
02/03/2022 Attorney Joseph H. Gay, Jr. for USA added (rg) (Entered: 02/04/2022)
02/03/2022 NOTICE OF APPEAL following 194 Notice of Appeal (E-Filed) by Robert Steven Powell Filing fee $505.00, receipt number 0542-15679507. Per 5th Circuit rules, the appellant has 14 days, from the filing of the Notice of Appeal, to order the transcript. To order a transcript, the appellant should fill out a Transcript Order and follow the instructions set out on the form. If the appellant has a court appointed attorney under CJA, the CJA 24 vouchers must be completed in the E-voucher system. (rg) (Entered: 02/04/2022)