New Orleans Man Convicted of Federal Tax Crime

Published 2:20 pm Friday, October 28, 2022

NEW ORLEANSLOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that JOEY J. STEVENSON, age 40, from New Orleans, pled guilty on October 25, 2022 for failing to pay the IRS employment taxes for his business, Community Care Solutions, Inc.

STEVENSON was indicted for failure to pay over employment taxes due to the IRS, in violation of 26 U.S.C. § 7202. According to court documents, STEVENSON owned and operated Community Care Solutions, Inc., and from 2015 through 2019, he withheld over $500,000 in Medicare, Social Security, and income taxes from his employees’ paychecks, but STEVENSON did not pay that money to the IRS. STEVENSON also failed to pay an additional $254,181.21 in taxes for the employer’s share of Medicare and Social Security taxes. In total, STEVENSON failed to pay $796,077.41 in taxes owed to IRS in connection with Community Care’s employees. STEVENSON agreed to repay that amount to the IRS as restitution.

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. The Honorable Ivan L.R. Lemelle set sentencing for February 15, 2023.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of IRS Criminal Investigations. Assistant United States Attorney Nicholas D. Moses is in charge of the prosecution.