Albuquerque man pleads guilty to tax evasion


Date: May 16, 2023


Albuquerque, NM — Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, and Albert A. Childress, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation, announced today that Arturo Archuleta pleaded guilty to five counts of tax evasion. Archuleta of Albuquerque, will remain on conditions of release pending sentencing, which has not been scheduled.

According to the plea agreement, from 2014 to 2018, Archuleta worked as an office manager at ABQ Injury Clinic, a chiropractic medicine practice in Albuquerque. During that time, Archuleta derived approximately $200,000 from his role at ABQ Injury Clinic. In the same period, Archuleta also took checks made out to ABQ Injury Clinic and diverted them to a separate bank account he controlled. Archuleta did not report any of his income to the IRS between 2014 and April of 2019 and took affirmative acts to avoid creating records of the income.

The tax evasion offenses carry a statutory maximum sentence of five years of imprisonment but, according to the terms of his plea agreement, Archuleta faces up to two years of imprisonment at sentencing.

IRS Criminal Investigation investigated this case with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Taylor F. Hartstein is prosecuting the case.