Platte Woods business owner sentenced for failing to pay taxes


Date: May 14, 2024


Kansas City, MO — A Platte Woods, Mo., business owner was sentenced in federal court today for failing to pay more than $600,000 in federal income taxes over several years.

Daniel Alan Ryan was sentenced by U.S. Magistrate Judge Jill A. Morris to one year in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Ryan to pay a $20,000 fine and to pay $626,012 in restitution, plus interest, to the IRS.

Ryan is the owner of Ryan Roofing Systems, Inc., and Ryan Construction Systems, Inc.

On Dec. 5, 2023, Ryan pleaded guilty to one count of failing to file a tax return. Ryan also admitted that he failed to file income tax returns and pay his personal income taxes over a period of many years.

According to court documents, IRS investigators began questioning Ryan about his non-payment of taxes in early 2012. This investigation continued over the following years. After this criminal investigation became known to him, Ryan failed to file income tax returns from 2015 through 2017, resulting in a tax loss over those years of $138,385. Prior to these years, Ryan admitted that the tax loss from 2009 through 2013 totaled an additional $487,627, for a total amount of $626,012.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick Daly. It was investigated by IRS Criminal Investigation (CI).

CI is the criminal investigative arm of the IRS, responsible for conducting financial crime investigations, including tax fraud, narcotics trafficking, money-laundering, public corruption, healthcare fraud, identity theft and more. CI special agents are the only federal law enforcement agents with investigative jurisdiction over violations of the Internal Revenue Code, obtaining a more than a 90 percent federal conviction rate. The agency has 20 field offices located across the U.S. and 12 attaché posts abroad.