Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Wichita attorney convicted on federal tax evasion charge

U.S. Department of Justice

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Wichita attorney was convicted today of evading federal taxes, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren found Eldon L. Boisseau, 67, Wichita, Kan., guilty on one count of tax evasion.

In a written decision, the court found that during 1998 through 2000, 2002 through 2005 and 2007 through 2008 Boisseau attempted to evade paying federal income taxes, as well as a trust fund recovery penalty from 1999.

He interfered with the government’s efforts to collect the taxes he owned by putting his law firm in the name of a nominee, terminating his own pay agreement with the law firm and then having the firm pay for his personal expenses.

Sentencing is set for Sept. 28. He faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Grissom commended the Internal Revenue Service, Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Metzger and Sean Green, Trial Attorney with Justice Department’s Tax Division, for their work on the case.