Date: September 29, 2022 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Sacramento, CA — Zarko Danilov, of Folsom, was sentenced today to 12 months and one day in prison for two counts of making and subscribing a false tax return, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. Danilov was also ordered to pay a $10,000 fine and $283,359 in restitution. According to court documents, Danilov owned and operated a dental laboratory business called Danilov's Dental Lab. Danilov hid the true amount of gross receipts received from his business from his tax return preparers. For the tax years 2015 and 2016, Danilov failed to provide his return preparer the bank statements for one additional business bank account and one personal bank account. For the tax year 2017, Danilov failed to provide his return preparer the bank statements for that same business bank account and a different personal bank account. During a civil audit by the IRS, Danilov lied to a tax examiner about only having one bank account for business and personal matters. On May 19, 2022, Danilov pleaded guilty to two counts of making and subscribing a false tax return. In total, Danilov's income for tax years 2015, 2016, and 2017 was underreported by at least $1,271,694. The total amount lost by the IRS as a result of defendant's criminal conduct for those tax years was approximately $283,359, which is the amount of restitution ordered. This case was the product of an investigation by the IRS-Criminal Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Denise N. Yasinow prosecuted the case.