Meridian Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion
USAO Press Release
BOISE – Scott Koritansky, 54, of Meridian, pleaded guilty to income tax evasion, Acting U.S. Attorney Rafael M. Gonzalez, Jr. announced today. Sentencing is set for July 27, 2021, before Chief U.S. District Judge David C. Nye at the federal courthouse in Boise.
According to court documents, from 2004 through 2010, Koritansky earned combined income totaling over $500,000 but did not pay any taxes those years. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) conducted an investigation and notified Koritansky that he owed taxes for calendar years 2004 through 2010. Koritansky took numerous steps to conceal his income and evade his tax obligations. For example, Koritansky never maintained his own bank account but deposited his business income into the accounts of others and directed them to make purchases on his behalf and pay his own personal expenses using funds in the bank accounts of these third parties. The expenditures included rent payments, private school tuition payments, and checks made out to cash.
Tax evasion is punishable by up to five years in federal prison, up to three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000.
This case was investigated by IRS Criminal Investigation and Idaho State Tax Commission.