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Date: November 23, 2021

Contact: newsroom@ci.irs.gov

TOPEKA, KS — A Kansas man pleaded guilty to one count of making and subscribing a false return.

According to court documents, Randall Brammell, of Berryton owned and operated Brammell Construction Company and Lawn Mowing. He pleaded guilty to submitting a false 2016 income tax return to the Internal Revenue Service after failing to inform his tax preparer about a substantial number of business checks made out to him personally that he cashed instead of depositing into his business bank account. As a result, the gross income of his business that year was underreported by $139,918.

"Mr. Brammell admitted that he knowingly filed a false income tax return with the IRS. IRS-Criminal Investigation takes all tax crimes very seriously. Those who file honest, accurate returns can be assured that we will investigate and hold accountable those who don't," said Tyler Hatcher, Special Agent in Charge, St. Louis Field Office, IRS-Criminal Investigation.

Brammell is scheduled to be sentenced February 16, 2022 and faces a maximum of three years in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The case was investigated by the IRS-Criminal Investigation.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Kenney is prosecuting the case.