From the Triad Business Journal (article)
A Greensboro, North Carolina man has been sentenced to 18 months behind bars on charges of tax evasion.
Douglas Michael Lang, 50, will also have to pay more than $600,000 in restitution and a $5,000 fine and spend three years on supervised release, according to U.S. Attorney Ripley Rand of the Middle District of North Carolina.
Lang pleaded guilty to the charges. He was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge James A. Beaty Jr.
Lang was accused of failing to file income tax returns, failing to pay income tax, and committing acts of tax evasion.
According to a court filing by the prosecution, Lang owned “numerous businesses that sold and serviced vending machines and coin-operated air compressors.”
Rand said the acts included the payment of personal expenses from Protocol LLC and R & J Vending LLC, two companies that Lang controlled and owned.
According to Rand:
Lang also retitled his interest in Protocol LLC, of which he was the sole owner, in the name of House of Psalms, an ostensibly religious non-profit entity controlled by Lang. Lang was also charged with opening a bank account in the name Spirit of Angels, another ostensibly religious non-profit entity controlled by Lang. Each of these acts represented conduct Lang undertook to evade the assessment of tax liability.
The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation Division. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert M. Hamilton.
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