Former chiropractor and health care product business owner Louis Hansen, from Orem, UT was sentenced to 33 months in prison for tax evasion and corruptly trying to obstruct the internal revenue laws.
According to documents shown at his jury trial, Hansen, tried to evade paying taxes for the years 2005-2007 and 2010. Hansen did file his returns that showed he owed the IRS but did not pay the amounts owed. His 2007 return was audited and additional taxes were assessed. In 2012, Hansen sent a check to the IRS for over $342,000, but it was drawn on a closed bank account in another person’s name. Hansen then sent a letter to the revenue officer assigned to collect his back taxes saying that he had paid his debt in full. Hansen sent an additional 10 checks to multiple IRS locations totaling $425,000, which again were all drawn on closed accounts.
The court also imposed three years supervised release after serving his jail time and restitution in the amount of $342,699 to the IRS.