Lawyer In Nevada Is Convicted Of Filing False Tax Returns
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Reno attorney has been convicted of filing false tax returns and obstructing the internal revenue laws.
Federal prosecutors say 63-year-old Delmar Hardy was found guilty Friday following a three-week jury trial.
They say Hardy concealed his business partner's $700,000 investment in a real estate company from 2009 through 2010.
Evidence at trial showed Hardy falsely claimed all of the company's profits and losses on his own 2009 and 2010 individual tax returns.
Hardy also falsified his 2008-2010 returns by not reporting more than $400,000 in cash income his law practice received.
He's scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 12.
Hardy faces up to a three-year prison sentence for each count of filing a false return and obstructing the internal revenue laws and must pay restitution to the IRS.