A Dublin man was indicted last week on one count of filing a false claim for an income tax refund with the Internal Revenue Service and one count of obstructing and impeding the due administration of the IRS.
David A. Woodward, Sr., 74, was indicted by a federal grand jury Oct. 31 for allegedly filing a false claim for an income tax refund with the IRS for $606,986 associated with a 2008 federal income tax return, a news release from the criminal investigation branch of the IRS stated.
Since 2009, Woodward has also allegedly obstructed and impeded the IRS "by misleading IRS agents who were attempting to collect the $606,986 by filing false and frivolous documents with the IRS and by attempting to conceal the funds through the use of a sham entity and multiple bank accounts," the release said.
Filing a false claim for an income tax refund is punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Obstructing and impeding IRS agents carries a fine of up to $250,000 and three years in prison, the release said.