Man admits he caused thousands in losses to IRS


Date: June 6, 2023


Laredo, TX — An area man has admitted he filed false tax returns for three years, announced U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani.

Oscar Dominic Garcia admitted that between 2016 to 2018, he filed false tax returns in which he under-reported his income.

As part of his plea agreement, Garcia agreed to pay restitution in the amount of $108,113 to the IRS, representing the tax loss for the three years of false tax returns.

"Whether they are self-employed or own a large business, everyone pays taxes to keep services running. When they don't pay, they violate the trust placed in them by their communities and the American public," said Special Agent in Charge Ramsey E. Covington of IRS - Criminal Investigation's (CI) Houston Field Office. "There is no 'up-side' to stealing from our nation. All you gain is a felony record and the ire of honest taxpayers."

A sentencing date has not yet been set. At the time of sentencing, Garcia faces up to three years in federal prison and possible $100,000 maximum fine.

Garcia was permitted to remain on bond pending sentencing.

IRS – CI conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Swartz prosecuted the case.