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Date: 12-05-2019

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United States of America v. Robert C. Poimboeuf

Case Number: 5:18-cr-00251-SMH-MLH

Judge: Maurice Hicks, Jr.

Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana (Caddo Parish)

Plaintiff's Attorney: C. Van Hook and Kevin Schneider

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Description: Shreveport, LA - The United States of America charged Robert C. Poimboeuf with conspiracy to defraud the United States.

Robert C. Poimboeuf, a Shreveport business owner, pleaded guilty to filing false tax returns.

According to documents and information provided to the court, Robert C. Poimboeuf, 57, along with his wife, owned and operated D&G Holdings, LLC, (D&G) a local medical business operating as Doctors Lab, that provided laboratory and phlebotomy services. From 2011 through 2015, Poimboeuf filed false tax returns that underreported gross receipts earned from D&G. In particular, Poimboeuf provided false and misleading information to his tax return preparers – hiding income, failing to disclose bank accounts and falsely characterizing business receipts as non-taxable loans.

D&G maintained an operating account and two accounts that received revenue – one for electronic payments and the other for physical deposits of checks. For 2011 through 2014, Poimboeuf concealed the nature of deposits into D&G’s operating bank account by falsely reporting to his accountant that the deposits were transfers from a billing service. Although D&G used a billing service, these deposits were not transfers from the billing service, but from D&G’s revenue accounts that Poimboeuf did not disclose to his accountant.

The Poimboeufs hired a different accountant to prepare their 2015 tax return and provided information for the electronic deposit account in addition to the operating account, but continued to withhold information about the physical deposits account. When the accountant asked for additional information concerning a loan, Poimboeuf provided a document to support the deposit for the loan, when in fact it was actually a transfer from the undisclosed physical deposits account. In addition, Poimboeuf did not provide numerous Forms 1099 reflecting earnings for D&G.

Poimboeuf underreported earnings for D&G in order to understate taxes due for 2011 through 2015. As a result of Poimboeuf’s conduct, the filing of false federal income tax returns for the years 2011 through 2015 caused a tax loss of more than $1.9 million to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

“Mr. Poimboeuf cheated on his taxes in order to lower his tax bill. In doing so, he committed a crime and failed in a duty we all owe as American citizens,” said U.S. Attorney Joseph. “He now awaits sentencing for this crime.”

Sentencing is set for April 21, 2020, at 2:00 p.m., before Chief U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. in Shreveport, Louisiana. Mr. Poimboeuf faces a statutory maximum sentence of six years in prison, as well as a period of supervised release and monetary penalties. Mr. Poimboeuf has agreed to pay restitution to the IRS in the amount of $1,904,477.

Special agents with the IRS-Criminal Investigation Division conducted the investigation.


FRAUD AND FALSE STATEMENTS - False Statements on Income Tax Return
FRAUD AND FALSE STATEMENTS - False Statements on Income Tax Return
FRAUD AND FALSE STATEMENTS - False Statements on Income Tax Return
FRAUD AND FALSE STATEMENTS - False Statements on Income Tax Return
FRAUD AND FALSE STATEMENTS - False Statements on Income Tax Return

Outcome: 12/03/2019 111 MINUTES for proceedings held before Chief Judge S Maurice Hicks, Jr: CHANGE OF PLEA HEARING as to Robert C Poimboeuf (1) held on 12/3/2019. Co-Defendant Donna G Poimboeuf was also present. PLEA ENTERED: Guilty Count 3s,5s. Guilty plea accepted. Presentence investigation report ordered. Sentencing set for 4/21/2020 at 2:00 PM in Shreveport, Courtroom 1 before Chief Judge S Maurice Hicks Jr. All presentencing memoranda and character letters are to be filed under seal no later than 7 days prior to the sentencing hearing. The Court granted an oral motion to continue trial as to Donna G Poimboeuf to May 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm. Defendant, Robert C Poimboeuf was ordered to return for sentencing. (Court Reporter: Marie Moran Runyon) (crt,YocumSld, M) (Entered: 12/04/2019)
12/03/2019 114 ORAL ORDER OF REFERRAL to Probation for Pre-Sentence Investigation and Report as to Robert C Poimboeuf (1) by Chief Judge S Maurice Hicks, Jr on 12/3/2019. (crt,YocumSld, M) (Entered: 12/04/2019)
12/03/2019 115 PLEA AGREEMENT Accepted as to Robert C Poimboeuf (1). (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of understanding, # 2 Factual basis for guilty plea) (crt,YocumSld, M) (Entered: 12/04/2019)

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