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Florida Man Sentenced to Federal Prison After Tax Conviction

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    According to a recent Department of Justice press release, a Florida man was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison for conspiring to defraud the United States and conspiring to harbor aliens and induce them to remain in the United States. This case highlights the significant legal consequences that can arise from violating tax laws. 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 audit, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced tax lawyer to discuss your options to come into compliance.

    Defendant Operated Labor Staffing Companies that Violated Tax and Immigration Laws

    Between November 2010 and October 2020, Batyr Myatiev owned and operated several Key West labor staffing companies, including Best Results Total Services, Inc., Ameri Hosp LLC, and Golden Sands Management, LLC. These companies facilitated the employment of non-resident aliens in hotels, bars, and restaurants in Key West and elsewhere. The workers were not authorized to work in the United States.

    Myatiev encouraged these workers to enter the United States illegally and induced them to remain in the country, in violation of immigration laws. His companies also paid these alien workers without withholding federal income and employment taxes from their wages, and they did not report these wages to the IRS.

    U.S. District Court Judge K. Michael Moore ordered Myatiev to serve three years of supervised release after his prison term and to pay approximately $6,869,869.80 in restitution to the United States, in addition to his prison sentence.

    Navigating Tax and Immigration Law Violations with a Skilled Attorney

    The sentencing of Myatiev serves as an important reminder of the serious civil and criminal tax consequences that can arise from willfully violating tax laws. If you find yourself in a situation where you’ve potentially violated such laws, such as failing to file a timely tax return, it is crucial to contact an experienced attorney. A seasoned tax attorney can help you understand your legal situation, advise you on the best course of action, and represent your interests in any legal proceedings or interactions with the IRS.

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