Rock Springs Resident Convicted of Tax Evasion and Misuse of Social Security Number

Rock Springs Resident Convicted of Tax Evasion and Misuse of Social Security Number

CHEYENNE – U.S. Attorney for the District of Wyoming Christopher A. Crofts announced today that on June 27, a jury convicted Jaime Nieto, age 53, of Rock Springs on charges of tax evasion and misuse of a social security number.

According to Crofts, the evidence at trial showed that Jaime Nieto unlawfully concealed assets available to pay his tax debt by opening and maintaining bank accounts using a social security number which did not belong to him and by using his business checking account, which the IRS could not levy to collect his personal tax debt, for all of his personal expenses.

Sentencing is scheduled for September 5, 2016, before Chief United States District Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal.

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Jaime Nieto faces a maximum penalty for tax evasion of five years in prison and a $100,000 fine. Nieto faces a maximum penalty for misuse of a social security number of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The case was investigated by special agents from the Cheyenne office of IRS Criminal Investigation and prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Wyoming.