MULTIFEST CO-FOUNDER CHARGED Co-Founder Of MultiFest Charged With Presenting False Tax Claim
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Dec. 7, 2012 4:49 PM EST
Updated: Dec. 7, 2012 5:01 PM EST
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
The co-founder of a multicultural celebration in Charleston has been charged with presenting a false tax claim.
Deborah S. Starks, 55, of Charleston was charged Friday in federal court, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin's Office.
According to a court document filed Friday, on April 15, 2009, Starks filed a false 2008 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return Form 1040 claiming reported taxable income for that year to be $13,872, but knew that her true taxable income for 2008 was greatly in excess of that reported amount.
If convicted of the charge, Starks could face up to three years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
The case was investigated by the IRS. Assistant United States Attorney Eumi Choi is in charge of the prosecution.
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