Tax evasion sends Fort Myers man to prison
FOX 4 Staff
FORT MYERS, Fla. - U.S. District Judge John Steele sentenced Peter Jensen of Fort Myers to 31 months in federal prison for tax evasion.
The court ordered Jensen to pay restitution to the Internal Revenue Service in the amount of $2,155,133.88. Jensen pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion of October 23, 2012.
Investigators found that from 2003 through 2009 Jensen attempted to evade paying federal income tax in the amount of approximately $1.8 million.
Jensen attempted to evade paying the taxes by placing real properties in the names of others and utilizing the bank account of another individual, rather than depositing the money he earned in a bank account from which the money could have been seized by the IRS.