First they tried to sue the IRS, now they have been indicted… Well, a Grand Jury indicted them… They got what they wanted, did they not? See docket here
Two Maine men have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Portland on charges of conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Thursday that 70-year-old F. William Messier and 75-year-old David E. Robinson, both of Brunswick, are scheduled to appear in court next week.
According to court documents, Messier has not filed a federal income tax return since 1997. The IRS assessed taxes, interest and penalties against Messier totaling $172,000 for the years 2000 to 2004. Messier also earned more than $390,000 in gross income from renting antennae space on radio communication towers that he owned, according to the court documents.
Messier faces up to 13 years in prison and fines totaling $1,000,000 if convicted on all counts. Robinson faces up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.