Sovcit – US v Messier/Robinson – ME – 2:14-CR-00083

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.

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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.