Utah man pleads guilty to multiple counts of tax evasion


Date: March 23, 2023

Contact: newsroom@ci.irs.gov

A Utah man pleaded guilty today to willfully evading the proper assessment of income tax.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Ashley James Robinson, of Farmington, filed false tax returns for years 2016 through 2019 that did not report a total of approximately $1,163,818 in income. As a result, Robinson caused a tax loss to the IRS of approximately $427,145.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on May 26, 2023, and faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison for each tax evasion count. He also faces a period of supervised release, restitution and monetary penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department's Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Trina A. Higgins for the District of Utah made the announcement.

IRS-Criminal Investigation is investigating the case.

Trial Attorney Boris Bourget of the Justice Department's Tax Division and Assistant U.S. Attorney Bryan N. Reeves of the District of Utah are prosecuting the case.