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Godfrey Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

U.S. Attorney’s Office October 27, 2009
  • Southern District of Illinois (618) 628-3700

A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on October 27, 2009, JEFFREY HEINTZ, age 56, of Godfrey, Illinois, pled guilty in federal district court, East St. Louis, to a one-count Information charging him with Tax Evasion. Sentencing has been scheduled for March 23, 2010. The maximum penalties that can be imposed for this violation are five years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both, three years’ supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. According to documents filed with the court, HEINTZ had income of more than $1.5 million in tax year 2003, on which he paid insufficient income taxes. As part of a plea agreement filed with the court, HEINTZ has agreed to pay $49,451 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service for unpaid taxes.

The case was investigated by agents of the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen B. Clark.