Las Vegas lawyer sentenced to prison for hiding money from IRS
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Las Vegas attorney Paul Wommer was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison today for hiding money from the IRS, evading taxes, and filing a false tax return.
Wommer, 60, was found guilty in April following a bench trial, according to United States Attorney Daniel G. Bogden.
Wommer made 15 structured deposits totaling almost $140,000 in 2010 for the purpose of evading bank reporting requirements.
Wommer also attempted to evade federal income taxes during the same time period by concealing and attempting to conceal his assets.
He also made false statements to the IRS.
He was also sentenced to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $7,500 in fines.
Bogden says that Wommer is the second attorney in the last three months in Nevada to be convicted and sentenced to prison for trying to hide money from the IRS.
Wommer was a criminal defense lawyer and former prosecutor for the Nevada attorney general's office.