Owner of medical laboratory sentenced to prison for filing false tax returns

 

Date: September 29, 2020

Contact: newsroom@ci.irs.gov

Shreveport, La. – A Shreveport business owner was sentenced today to 40 months (three years, four months) in prison for filing false tax returns.

According to documents and information provided to the court, Robert Clifton Poimboeuf was part owner of D&G Holdings, LLC, a medical laboratory in the Shreveport area. From 2011 through 2015, Poimboeuf filed false tax returns that underreported gross receipts earned from his business. Poimboeuf concealed from his tax return preparers at least two bank accounts reflecting income earned, and falsely characterized business receipts as non-taxable loans. As a result of these actions, Poimboeuf caused a tax loss of more than $1.9 million to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

In addition to the term of imprisonment, United States District Judge S. Maurice Hicks, Jr. ordered Poimboeuf to one year of supervised release and to pay restitution to the IRS in the amount of $1,904,477.

Special agents of the IRS-Criminal Investigation conducted the investigation. Trial Attorney Kevin Schneider of the Tax Division and Acting United States Attorney Van Hook are representing the government in the prosecution.