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Rodeo man pleads guilty to tax evasion
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Rodeo man pleads guilty to tax evasion

Defendant admits he orchestrated a scheme to evade taxes by failing to disclose more than $3 million in income from his businesses and improperly reporting expenses

OAKLAND – Salman Salman has pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion in violation of 26 USC § 7201. The plea was accepted by the Honorable Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr., United States District Judge. The announcement was made by United States Attorney for the Northern District of California Ismail J. Ramsey and Acting Special Agent in Charge of the IRS Criminal Investigation (CI) Michael Mosley of the Oakland Field Office.

Salman, 47, of Rodeo, California, was charged with a scheme to evade taxes by filing false Form 1040 joint income tax returns for himself and his wife for tax years 2016 through 2019. Notably, Salman admitted that he and his woman had falsely declared too little income. his wife enjoyed three businesses that he owned and operated during the life of the plan, The Plug Tattoo & Piercing, Inc., S&S Real Estate Investment Group and Synergy Investment Group Ohio Inc.

In the plea deal, Salman admitted that he had both underreported income from his businesses and falsely and over-declared expenses as part of his plan to further reduce his tax liabilities. In total, Salman admitted that he failed to disclose more than $3.4 million in income he received from his companies for tax years 2016 through 2019.

On December 11, 2023, Salman was charged by information with four counts of tax evasion, in violation of 26 USC § 7201. Under the plea agreement, Salman admitted to the conduct that would serve as support for all four charges in the information, but pleaded guilty . to Count Four, accusing him of tax evasion for the 2019 tax year.

Judge Gilliam scheduled Salman’s sentencing hearing for September 18, 2024. For the tax evasion charge, Salman faces a maximum prison sentence of five years, a maximum fine of $250,000 and restitution of at least $438,247 to the IRS. As part of a sentence, the court may also order Salman to serve a period of supervised release and pay additional assessments. However, the court will only impose a sentence after considering the US Sentencing Guidelines and the federal law that regulates the imposition of a sentence. sentence, 18 USC § 3553.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Green, with the assistance of Kay Konopaske and Christine Tian of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The prosecution is the result of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation.