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 defendants gain caused by the offense. Villasenor is scheduled for sentencing Oct. 6 by U.S. District Court Judge Edward J. Lodge in Boises federal courthouse.
The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service.