Gleason couple sentenced for tax fraud

Gleason couple sentenced for tax fraud

A Gleason couple has received federal sentences stemming from charges of filing a false income tax return.

Jerry Wayne Esch and his wife, Marcia Kay Esch, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge J. Daniel Breen and U.S. Atty Edward L. Stanton III Thursday. Marcia Esch was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison followed by one year of supervised release. 

She was ordered to pay restitution to the Internal Revenue Service of $521,598.40. Jerry Esch was sentenced to two years probation with the first six months to be served in home detention. 

He must pay restitution to the IRS in the amount of $164,344.

The Esches pleaded guilty on July 19, 2010, to one count of filing a false income tax return with the IRS pertaining to the 2003 corporate return for Esch and Poole, Inc. 

According to the plea agreements, Jerry Esch agreed to a tax loss of $164,344 to the United States based upon his actions relating to corporate and personal tax returns for 2003. Marcia Esch agreed to a tax loss of $521,598.40 based upon her relevant conduct pertaining to her 2003 personal and corporate tax returns for Esch and Poole, Inc., for 2003-2006 and employment taxes for 2005-2007. 

wcp 2/08/11

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