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Electrical Engineer Convicted of Tax Evasion

He set up a phony trust to skip out on income taxes from his electrical engineering business.

On October 6, 2022, a federal jury convicted John Everson of tax evasion.

The Ohio man set up a phony trust to skip out on three years of income taxes from his electrical engineering business.

His business earned more than $1.3 million from 2012 through 2015. 

He told clients to pay the trust which he used to pay personal expenses and to funnel funds into bank accounts set up for fake non-profit organizations. 

He also said the non-profit owned his home and personal aircraft to further hide his assets from the IRS.

According to the Department of Justice, Everson caused losses of more than $500,000 to the U.S. Treasury. 

The engineer faces up to 15 years in prison and is scheduled to be sentenced on March 16, 2023.


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