GH man gets prison time for tax evasion

A Grand Haven man was ordered to serve six months in prison and pay more than $119,000 in restitution when sentenced on tax evasion charges in U.S. District Court.
Becky Vargo
May 9, 2013


Matthew Daniels, 46, filed false tax returns for 2007 and 2008, according to U.S. Attorney Patrick A. Miles Jr.

“In particular, Daniels under reported his gross receipts on his Schedule C for both 2007 and 2008,” Miles said.

“The 2008 tax return that Daniels filed was a fraudulent income tax return which under-reported gross receipts by $362,489,” he said.

At sentencing, Judge Robert Holmes Bell found that the government had determined that Daniels would be held responsible for under-reported gross receipts and owed taxes to the Internal Revenue Service of $119,003.

Daniels was also ordered to pay a mandatory $100 special assessment. Once he serves his prison term, he will be under a year of supervised release.

The charges on which he was sentenced were part of a Jan. 23 plea deal, Miles said.

See the complete story in Friday's print or electronic edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.


M. Louis Wolf

There is often a lot of complaining about the completeness of reporting on this site, but this one takes the cake. After reading this, I know every detail about the sentence and who the judge was...blah, blah, blah... What I would like to know as a resident of the tri-cities is; how did this guy make his money? I have to guess that he is a small business owner with that type of income and an opportunity to under-report it. If he owns an engineering firm that is about to go belly up and dump my project, I'd want to know. If he owns a restaurant that his my deposit for my daughter's wedding reception, I'd like to know.

There is nothing about who he worked for or what company he owned / owns.
That is how this story would actually be of some value to most of us. While what is written here is factual, for most of the community it is just fodder for gossip.


You could spend 2 minutes online and figure it out.


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