Stockton Man Charged with Tax Evasion
|U.S. Attorney’s Office October 20, 2009|
SACRAMENTO, CA—United States Attorney Lawrence G. Brown announced today the unsealing of an indictment that was returned by a federal grand jury on October 15, 2009. The indictment charges SAEED UR RAHMAN, of Stockton, with three counts of tax evasion.
This case is the product of a joint investigation by the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
According to Assistant United States Attorneys John K. Vincent and Sean C. Flynn, who are prosecuting the case, the indictment alleges that RAHMAN willfully evaded paying approximately $56,000 in federal income tax for tax years 2004, 2005, and 2006 by causing false and fraudulent U.S. Individual Income Tax Returns (Form 1040) to be filed with the Internal Revenue Service on behalf of himself and his wife that intentionally understated the couple’s taxable income during each of those years. The total unreported income for the three years is approximately $247,111.
If convicted, RAHMAN faces a sentence of five years in prison. However, the actual sentence will be guided by the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of factors, and will be imposed at the discretion of the court.
The charges are only allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.