Sometimes justice does prevail.
Last week it arrived along with a dose of schadenfreude from all us who've paid, albeit usually grudgingly, our taxes over the years.
On Friday, June 21, Virginia tax attorney-turned-lobbyist James F. Miller pleaded guilty to willfully filing a false tax return.
And Miller wasn't just any National Capital area tax attorney.
He was former employee of the Department of Justice' Tax Division. Again, schadenfreude.
Six-digit tax bill on under-reported millions: The amount of money involved in Miller's case also is impressive.
Miller, 67, under reported his gross income on his 2010 through 2014 tax returns by more than $2.2 million, according to the Justice Department's announcement of the plea.
The total tax loss resulting from Miller’s fraudulent conduct was approximately $735,933.
The size of both the $2,215,587 in unreported earnings and the more than 700 grand in unpaid tax on the money earn co-recognition this week as the By the Numbers figures.
Miller is scheduled to be back in federal court on Sept. 27 for sentencing. He faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison, a term of supervised release and monetary penalties.
One part of his punishment, however, already is settled.
Miller has agreed to pay the Internal Revenue Service the $735,933 tax debt as restitution.
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