Ohio Restaurant Owner Sentenced for Tax Evasion

By December 30, 2015Tax Evasion

On Nov.7, 2014, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Joel Field, of Marion, was sentenced to 12 months and a day in prison, four months in a halfway house, four months home confinement, three years supervised release and ordered to pay $353,778 in restitution and fines. In May 2014, Field pleaded guilty to evading payment of his federal income taxes for the years 1997 through 2001. According to court documents, when the IRS attempted to collect the outstanding amount of taxes owed by Field, which was in excess of $140,000, Field misled the IRS by failing to report assets and income and by submitting false information regarding foreclosure proceedings. Furthermore, Field transferred assets in an effort to conceal those assets from the IRS. Field also filed false federal income tax returns for the years 2006 through 2009 where he failed to report over $620,000 in income that he earned through his companies.