Missouri Man Sentenced for Filing False Tax Returns

Written by TaxSqueal. Posted in Tax Fraud Cases

On April 1, 2010, in St. Louis, Mo., Patrick Moriarty, of Troy, Missouri, was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison and ordered to pay $135,697 restitution to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  Moriarty pleaded guilty in January 2010 to one count of filing a false tax return for the year 2003.  According to court documents, Moriarty falsified his tax return for the year 2003.  For the year 2002, Moriarty under reported his business income.  For 2003, he falsely claimed that he had legal fees of $30,000.  For 2004 and 2005, he falsely claimed that he had over $20,000 in taxes withheld from his earnings.  The total tax loss is $135,697.