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Court: United States District Court for the District of New Mexico (Bernalillo County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in Albuquerque
Description: Albuquerque, New Mexico criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with tax evasion.
From 2014 to 2018, Arturo Archuleta worked as an office manager at ABQ Injury Clinic, a chiropractic medicine practice in Albuquerque. During that time, Archuleta derived approximately $200,000 from his role at ABQ Injury Clinic. In the same period, Archuleta also took checks made out to ABQ Injury Clinic and diverted them to a separate bank account he controlled. Archuleta did not report any of his income to the IRS between 2014 and April of 2019 and took affirmative acts to avoid creating records of the income.
The tax evasion offenses carry a statutory maximum sentence of five years of imprisonment but, according to the terms of his plea agreement, Archuleta faces up to two years of imprisonment at sentencing.
IRS Criminal Investigation investigated this case with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Taylor F. Hartstein is prosecuting the case.
Outcome: Defendant pled guilty.