A retired Minnesota tax court judge and her husband were charged with conspiracy to defraud the government, tax evasion, making false tax returns, and obstructing an IRS audit. Diana Kroupa was a judge in federal court for 15 years and worked with defendants who defrauded the government when dealing with taxes. She had just retired in 2014. The State is alleging that they claimed personal expenses as tax deductible business expenses such as rent and utilities for a second come, renovations for their home, Pilates classes, jewelry, spa and massage fees, wine club fees, music lessons and expenses for various trips to Alaska, Australia, Greece, and Thailand. The indictment states that over a course of six years they failed to report $1million in taxable income and owe an additional $400,000. She also claimed insolvency to avoid paying taxes on a $33,000 debt.
The indictment also states that Kroupa and her husband concealed documents from their accountant and IRS tax compliance officer during an audit. They then placed misleading documents in their file to be sent to the IRS to try to prove that the expenses were business expenses. Most of the counts have up to five years in prison and obstructing an IRS holds up to three years in prison. Clearly, Kroupa and her husband will need an experienced Federal Court defense attorney and are facing significant prison time.
If you have been charged with a crime as a result of a tax evasion or defrauding the government, contact Keller Law Offices immediately. Keller Law Offices has two criminal justice attorneys. A criminal justice attorney will be able to fight the charges against you. The criminal justice attorneys have handled multiple tax evasion cases in Federal Court in Minnesota. Both Lexie Stein and Max Keller are licenses in Federal Court in Minnesota. Call 952-913-1421 for a free consultation. Keller Law Offices is located downtown Minneapolis, MN and offer payment plans in most cases. Keller Law Offices will take the charges seriously and are ready to take the case to trial if needed. Please visit the firm’s website at www.kellerlawoffices.com. The Federal court defense attorneys at Keller Law Offices will take your case seriously and not judge you. If you have been arrested, contact an attorney before making a statement to the detective assigned to your case. Keller Law Offices also handles cases on a pre-charge basis which means before the charges are filed. It may be possible to mitigate the charges before the charging attorney files the charges in your case.