Thursday, May 23, 2019

Carl Nicholson Gets 5 Years

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

A locally prominent certified public accountant (CPA) was sentenced today to five years in prison in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman and United States Attorney Mike Hurst for the Southern District of Mississippi.

“Today’s prison sentence for CPA Nicholson should serve as a reminder that the Department of Justice will prosecute fraudulent tax return preparers, who violate this nation’s tax laws, and that the penalties for such conduct include significant prison time,” stated Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Zuckerman.

“Carl Nicholson abused his position of trust as a CPA and defrauded Mississippians and American taxpayers. This case illustrates that no one is above the law, that our tax laws will be vigorously enforced, and that justice will always be done in the Southern District of Mississippi,” said U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst.

On Feb. 8, 2019, a jury convicted Carl Nicholson of conspiracy to defraud the United States as well as six counts of aiding in the preparation of false tax returns and four counts of filing false tax returns. According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, from 2012 to 2014, Nicholson conspired with a client to falsely classify $740,000 of personal payments as business expenses and filed false tax returns on the client’s behalf with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Nicholson was also found guilty of filing his own false personal income tax returns for 2012 through 2015. Specifically, he falsely claimed expenses, failed to report embezzlement income, and under-reported the gain on the sale of his accounting firm Nicholson & Company.

In addition to the term of imprisonment, U.S. District Court Judge Keith Starrett ordered Nicholson to serve three years of supervised release, to pay a $25,000 fine and to pay restitution of $629,432 to the IRS.

Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Zuckerman and United States Attorney Hurst thanked special agents of IRS-Criminal Investigation and investigators with the Mississippi Auditor’s Office, who investigated the case, and Assistant United States Attorney Jay Golden and Trial Attorney Kim Shartar of the Tax Division, who prosecuted the case.


Anonymous said...

It's a shame someone has to spend their salad days of life in prison. Speaking of salad......

Anonymous said...

How come we never hear about any corruption/crime fighting in the northern district? Sheesh, does anyone even know the guy's name up there?

Anonymous said...

@12:10 I see what you're tossing here.

Anonymous said...

thug life-

Anonymous said...


You know Chad Lamar has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do in North MS. There's no corruption/crime in the MS Delta or NE Mississippi. It's like Shangri-La except for Oxford.

Anonymous said...

"...embezzlement income." ?

Anonymous said...

5:50, You are supposed to report that on Line 21.

Ophelia said...

Oh, KF, dear, do try and omit these truly soporific posts. It would be hard to imagine a more boring (non)story on this site, unless it were anything about Pelahatchie. *En fin de compte,* as the Frenchies say, who gives a flying fuck?

Anonymous said...

8:40 PM - Is that you Gloria? I recognize your fine-tuned prose.

Rod Knox said...

Possibly a properly placed political contribution could result in a pardon. Such expenses might be considered professional insurance these days.

Anonymous said...

10:49 Newcomers like yourself should shut up until you get to know who's who around here and who actually contributes useful stuff to the conversation. I have no idea who "Gloria" is but Ophelia is a long-time participant in the conversation here.

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