Wichita couple sentenced for tax fraud
A Wichita couple almost cost the Internal Revenue Service nearly $1 million.
U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said 60 year-old Charles and Pamela Kriel of Wichita were sentenced for tax fraud charges. They owned a computer consulting company. Both pleaded guilty to one count of making a fraudulent claim for a tax return from 2008.
In addition, Charles pleaded guilty to one count of submitting a fraudulent promissory note to his mortgage lender. In their pleas, they admitted the false claims would have caused a loss of $961,569 to the IRS.
Charles will spend a year in prison, while his wife, Pamela, was sentenced to time served. Grissom commended the IRS, the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart for their work on the case.