Morgantown CPA sentenced for tax fraud
CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Gregory N. Cason, 45, of Morgantown, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 15 months incarceration for tax fraud, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.
A federal jury found Cason guilty of two counts of "Aid and Assist in the Preparation and Filing of False Tax Form" in May 2017. He was acquitted of one count of "Conspiracy to Defraud the Internal Revenue Service and to Aid and Assist in the Preparation and Filing of False Tax Forms."
Cason, a Certified Public Accountant, prepared tax returns for AKA Enterprises, Inc., a business entity operating several business in Morgantown, including a bar and restaurant facility. Cason knowingly underreported income, failed to report expenses paid in cash, and failed to report periodic cash payments to employees.
Cason was also ordered to pay a $10,000 fine.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Robert H. McWilliams and Sarah E. Wagner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation investigated the case.
Senior U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.