Parkersburg Man Sentenced to Prison for Federal Tax Crime | Jobs Recent

CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Christopher Daniels, 52, of Parkersburg, was sentenced today to one year in prison, followed by one year of supervised release, for filing a false federal tax return. Daniels previously paid the $280,088 in restitution he was ordered to pay. He was also ordered to pay a fine of $75,000.

According to court documents and statements made in court, from approximately 2013 to approximately 2020, Daniels owned and operated Accedia Moving Services LLC. Daniels admitted that he misrepresented or exaggerated business income to report a tax loss of $18,898 on his 2017 US Individual Income Tax Return. Daniels admitted that his business should have reported a profit of $187,770 for the 2017 tax year.

Daniels also admitted that he reported false information on his US Individual Income Tax Return for tax years 2016 through 2019. Daniels reported a tax loss of $164,491 for those tax years when he should have reported $445,000. The income tax is owed and totals $148,653.

Daniels pleaded guilty to failing to properly withhold $119,417.46 in employment taxes, including federal taxes and the employer’s portion of Social Security and Medicare taxes. Daniels also admitted to failing to pay $12,018 in West Virginia Workers’ Compensation premiums on unreported wages.

Daniels admitted that the total amount of taxes he improperly withheld from federal and state agencies was approximately $280,088.

The United States Attorney, Will Thompson, made the announcement and praised the investigative work of the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation.

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