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September 18, 2014

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Las Vegas attorney found guilty of federal tax, financial charges

A Las Vegas attorney faces up to 38 years in prison after he was found guilty Friday in federal court in Las Vegas of tax evasion and money structuring charges.

Paul Wommer, 60, Las Vegas, was convicted of three counts of structuring financial transactions, one count of tax evasion, and one count of making and subscribing a false tax return, statement or other document, according to Daniel G. Bogden, U.S. attorney for the district of Nevada.

Prosecutors said between June 30 and July 15, 2010, Wommer made or assisted in 15 structured deposits totaling $138,700 to elude bank reporting requirements. Wommer, prosecutors said, also made false statements to the IRS to evade paying more than $13,000 in federal income taxes.

Wommer sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 1. He faces up to 10 years in prison and a $500,000 fine on each structuring count, up to five years in prison and a $250,0000 fine on the tax evasion count, and up to three years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the false return count.

U.S. District Judge Gloria M. Navarro found Wommer guilty after a three-day bench trial.

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