Caldwell man pleads guilty to tax evasion

July 10, 2014 

Rogelio Villasenor, 49, of Caldwell pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to evade taxes, Idaho U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. According to the plea agreement, Villasenor and his unindicted co-conspirator owed more federal tax for the calendar years 2005 through 2011 than was declared due on their income tax returns. They agreed to not report nearly $1,18 million in taxable income, according to the plea agreement.

The charge of income tax evasion is punishable by up to five years in prison, and a fine of up to $250,000 or twice the defendant’s gain caused by the offense. Villasenor is scheduled for sentencing Oct. 6 by U.S. District Court Judge Edward J. Lodge in Boise’s federal courthouse.

The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service.

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