Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Alabama Man Pleads Guilty To Filing False Tax Returns Resulting From Embezzlement

Sims Kirkland Lawson Jr. of Killen, Alabama, pleaded guilty yesterday to filing false tax returns for years 2002 through 2004 resulting from his misappropriation of $721,417 from an estate he managed during that time frame. According to prosecutors, Lawson spent the money on a lavish lifestyle, including extravagant vacations, jewelry, real estate improvements and other personal expenses. Lawson allegedly wrote checks from the estate payable to himself and used estate checks to pay his personal expenses. He faces up to 9 years in prison.

Read the story here.

Read the DOJ announcement here.

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