Call Now (800) 681-1295

Florida Man Sentenced After Being Convicted of Tax Crimes

Table of Contents

    As a civil and criminal tax controversy defense law firm, we often see the consequences of individuals and businesses failing to properly report and pay their federal and state income taxes. In a recent case, Larry Dayton of Florida was sentenced to 36 months in prison for conspiring to defraud the IRS in connection with his ownership and operation of illegal gambling businesses in Ohio. If you have failed to file a tax return for one or more years, or have taken a knowingly-false position on a tax return, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced tax defense attorney as soon as possible.

    Defendant Operated Illegal Gambling Business and Defrauded IRS

    According to court documents, Dayton and his co-conspirators owned and operated two illegal gambling businesses, Skilled Shamrock and Redemption, from 2009 to 2018. As part of his guilty plea, Dayton admitted to filing false tax returns that omitted the cash income he received from these businesses, and to concealing the true ownership interests of the other co-conspirators and himself by fraudulently placing the businesses in the names of others. In total, Dayton failed to report more than $2 million in income to the IRS.

    In addition to his prison sentence, Dayton was ordered to serve three years of supervised release and pay $938,000 in restitution to the United States. This case serves as a reminder of the importance of accurately reporting and paying all required taxes, whether for a legal or an illegal business. Even illegal source income is reportable for income tax purposes.

    Seeking the Help of an Experienced Tax Defense Attorney at the First Sign of Trouble

    At our tax law firm, we understand that navigating the complex world of tax laws can be overwhelming, which is why we are here to help. Our team of experienced attorneys and accountants is dedicated to providing personalized, comprehensive legal representation to individuals and businesses facing civil and criminal tax-related issues. We offer a range of services, including assistance with tax planning, audit representation, and civil and criminal tax dispute resolution and defense.

    If you are facing tax problems or simply want to ensure that your business is in compliance with all tax laws and regulations, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team is here to help you navigate the often-confusing world of taxes and ensure that you are in compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.

    We Are Here for You

    Regardless of your business or estate needs, the professionals at the Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing are here for you. We are open for business and our team will help ensure that your business is too. Contact the Law Offices of David W. Klasing today to discuss your business with one of our professionals.

    In addition to our main office in Irvine,  the Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing has unstaffed (conference room only) satellite offices in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Panorama City, Oxnard, San Diego, Bakersfield, San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, Carlsbad and Sacramento.

    Our office technology allows clients to meet virtually via GoToMeeting. With end-to-end encryption, strong passwords, and top-rated reliability, no one is messing with your meeting. To schedule a reduced rate initial consultation via GoToMeeting follow this link. Call our office and request a GoToMeeting if you are an existing client.


      • As long as a taxpayer that has

    willfully committed tax crimes

      • (potentially including non-filed foreign information returns coupled with

    affirmative evasion of U.S. income tax

      • on offshore income) self-reports the tax fraud (including a pattern of non-filed returns) through a


      • or

    offshore voluntary disclosure  before the IRS has started an audit or criminal tax investigation / prosecution

      • , the taxpayer can ordinarily be successfully brought back into tax compliance and

    receive a nearly guaranteed pass on criminal tax prosecution

      • and simultaneously often receive a

    break on the civil penalties that would otherwise apply. It is imperative that you hire an experienced and reputable criminal tax defense attorney to take you through the voluntary disclosure process.

      • Only an Attorney has the

    Attorney Client Privilege

      • and

    Work Product Privileges

      • that will

    prevent the very professional that you hire from being potentially being forced to become a witness against you,

      especially where they prepared the returns that need to be amended, in a subsequent criminal tax audit, investigation or prosecution.
      • Moreover,

    only an Attorney

      • can enter you into a voluntary disclosure without engaging in the

    unauthorized practice of law

      (a crime in itself). Only an Attorney trained in Criminal Tax Defense fully understands the risks and rewards involved in voluntary disclosures and how to protect you if you do not qualify for a voluntary disclosure.
      • As uniquely qualified and extensively experienced

    Criminal Tax Defense Tax Attorneys

      • ,

    Kovel CPAs and EAs

      • , our firm provides a one stop shop to efficiently achieve the optimal and predictable results that

    simultaneously protect your liberty and your net worth. See our Testimonials

      to see what our clients have to say about us!

    If you have failed to file a tax return for one or more years or have taken a position on a tax return that could not be supported upon an IRS or state tax authority audit, eggshell audit, reverse eggshell audit, or criminal tax investigation, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced tax defense attorney to determine your best route back into federal or state tax compliance without facing criminal prosecution.

    More Commonly Asked Tax Audit Questions

    Tax Help Videos

    Representing Clients from U.S. and International Locations Regarding Federal and California Tax Issues

    Main Office

    Orange County
    2601 Main St. Penthouse Suite
    Irvine, CA 92614
    (949) 681-3502

    Our headquarters is located in Irvine, CA. Our beautiful 19,700 office space is staffed full-time and always available for our clients to meet with our highly qualified and experienced staff of Attorneys, Certified Public Accountants and Enrolled Agents. We also offer virtual consultations and can travel to meet with clients in one of our satellite offices.

    Outside of our 4 hour initial consultation option, we do not charge travel time or travel expenses when traveling to one of our Satellite offices, or surrounding business districts, where it is necessary to meet personally with taxing authority personnel, make court appearances, or any in person meeting deemed necessary for the effective representation of a client. To make this as flexible, efficient, and convenient as possible, David W. Klasing is an Instrument Rated Private Pilot and Utilizes the Firms Cirrus SR22 to service client’s in California and in the Southwest by air. Offices outside these areas are serviced via commercial jet airlines. None of these costs are charged to our clients.

    Satellite Offices

    (310) 492-5583
    (760) 338-7035
    (916) 290-6625
    (415) 287-6568
    (909) 991-7557
    (619) 780-2538
    (661) 432-1480
    (818) 935-6098
    (805) 200-4053
    (510) 764-1020
    (408) 643-0573
    (760) 338-7035
    (602) 975-0296
    New Mexico
    (505) 206-5308
    New York
    (332) 224-8515
    (512) 828-6646
    Washington, DC
    (202) 918-9329
    (702) 997-6465
    (786) 999-8406
    (385) 501-5934