Orleans Parish Man Charged with Tax Crime
Published 10:30 am Sunday, September 4, 2022
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that JOEY J. STEVENSON, age 40, from New Orleans, was charged on September 1, 2022 with failing to pay the United States Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) employment taxes for his business, Community Care Solutions, Inc.
The grand jury returned a one-count indictment that charged STEVENSON with failure to pay over employment taxes, in violation of 26 U.S.C. § 7202. According to the indictment, STEVENSON owned and operated Community Care Solutions, Inc., and from 2015 through 2019, he withheld payroll taxes from his employees’ paychecks but failed to remit that money to the IRS.
U.S. Attorney Evans reiterated that an indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
If convicted, STEVENSON faces up to five years in prison. STEVENSON also faces up to three years of supervised release after release from prison, a fine of up to $250,000 or twice the gross gain to STEVENSON or the gross loss to any victims, and a mandatory $100 special assessment fee per count.
U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of IRS Criminal Investigations. Assistant United States Attorney Nicholas D. Moses is in charge of the prosecution.