New Orleans man’s failure to pay employment taxes results in federal conviction and sentence


Date: March 23, 2023


Joey J. Stevenson, from New Orleans, was sentenced to 5-years probation for failing to pay employment taxes for his business, Community Care Solutions, Inc to the IRS, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

Stevenson was indicted and pled guilty to failure to pay over employment taxes owed to the IRS, in violation of 26 U.S.C. § 7202. According to court documents, Stevenson owned and operated Community Care Solutions, Inc. From 2015 through 2019, Stevenson withheld over $500,000 in Medicare, Social Security, and income taxes from his employees' paychecks, but failed to pay that money to the IRS. Stevenson also failed to pay an additional $254,181.21 in taxes for the employer's share of Medicare and Social Security taxes. In total, Stevenson failed to pay $796,077.41 in taxes owed to IRS in connection with Community Care's employees.

The Honorable Ivan L.R. Lemelle sentenced Stevenson to 5 years probation, restitution in the amount of $796,077.41 to the IRS, and a mandatory $100 special assessment fee.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of IRS Criminal Investigations. Assistant United States Attorney Nicholas D. Moses of the Financial Crimes Unit is in charge of the prosecution.