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December 7, 2016

Posted  December 7, 2016

A Louisiana criminal defense attorney pleaded guilty to tax evasion, announced the Justice Department’s Tax Division. Michael Thiel, 66, a resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, pleaded guilty to one count of evading the payment of federal income and employment taxes for 2003 through 2013. According to documents filed with the court, Thiel operated a criminal defense law practice in Hammond, Louisiana. Despite earning substantial income through his law practice, Thiel did not timely file income tax or employment tax returns, and did not timely pay tax due and owing to the United States. Thiel agreed that as of April 30, he owed federal income tax, penalties and interest totaling $736,527, and employment tax, penalties and interest totaling $261,725. DOJ

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