Convicted tax evader must pay $1.9 million to IRS

Shreveport medical business owner also faces up to 6 years in prison

Convicted tax evader must pay $1.9 million to IRS
(Source: WAFB)

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — A Shreveport business owner faces up to six years in prison and must pay $1,904,477 to the IRS for filing false tax returns, the U.S. attorney’s office reports.

Robert C. Poimboeuf is scheduled to be sentenced at 2 p.m. April 21 in U.S. District Court in Shreveport.

The 57-year-old pleaded guilty Tuesday.

Documents and information provided to the court show that Poimboeuf and his wife owned and operated D&G Holdings LLC, a medical firm that provided laboratory and phlebotomy services and conducted business as Doctors Lab.

Poimboeuf filed tax returns in 2011-15 that underreported D&G’s gross receipts, prosecutors say.

He provided false and misleading information to his tax return preparers by hiding income, failing to disclose bank accounts and falsely characterizing business receipts as non-taxable loans.

“Mr. Poimboeuf cheated on his taxes in order to lower his tax bill,” U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph said. “In doing so, he committed a crime and failed in a duty we all owe as American citizens.”

In addition to the prison term and restitution, Poimboeuf also a period of federal supervised release once he gets out of jail.

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