An Omaha man has been sentenced to six months in prison and three years of supervised probation for failing to pay the IRS money he’d withheld from employee paychecks.
Randall J. Thompson, 65, has also been ordered to pay restitution totaling $95,505.42.
Federal authorities say Thompson formed a company called American Medical Files, LLC in 2006. He served as the President and CEO through 2008.
Thompson maintained control of AMF’s financial accounts and was the person responsible for paying over to the IRS the payroll taxes withheld from employees’ paychecks.
“Business owners have a responsibility to withhold income taxes for their employees and then remit those taxes to the Internal Revenue Service,” said Sybil Smith, Special Agent in Charge of IRS Criminal Investigation. “The failure to pay over withheld taxes results in lost tax revenue to the United States and the possible loss of future social security or Medicare benefits for the employees.”
This case was investigated by IRS Criminal Investigations.