Pike man pleads guilty to attempted tax evasion
by Ralph B. Davis
PIKEVILLE — A Pike County man attempting to evade over $150,000 in federal taxes.
Darrell Keith Williams entered a guilty plea April 9 in U.S. District Court, as part of a deal with prosecutors.
According to an information filed by U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey, Williams attempted to evade taxes on $328,000 in 2009 income he received as a coal industry contractor by directing another person to keep $250,000 of the money and deposit it into a bank account under a different person’s name. According to information in his plea agreement, Williams would then withdraw cash from the account to pay for his living expenses.
As part of the plea deal, Williams admitted to evading $91,501 in taxes in 2009, as well more than $20,000 in each of the preceding three years. As part of his sentence, he will be required to repay the IRS $154,218
Williams also faces up to five years in prison, but will likely face far less, thanks to his guilty plea. He is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 7.
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