The indictment alleges Stegman, who owned Midwest Medical Aesthetics Center, Inc., in Leawood, under-reported the company’s income and overstated the company’s expenses.
In fact, Stegman wrote a check to Smith’s company, Encompass Construction Group, LLC, and Smith purchased gold coins for Stegman. Stegman caused the payment to be deducted as repairs and maintenance on her company’s equipment.
Upon conviction, tax evasion carries a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count; and conspiracy carries a maximum penalty of five years and a fine up to $250,000.
The Internal Revenue Service investigated.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jabari Wamble and with DOJ Tax Attorney Ryan Raybould are prosecuting.
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