A Brighton and Denver, Colorado, business owner pleaded guilty today to tax evasion, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer for the District of Colorado.
According to documents and information provided to the court, Michelle Medina, 51, owned and operated RHHS Inc., also doing business as Reliable Home Health Services Inc., which provided home healthcare services. From 2008 through 2011, Medina concealed hundreds of thousands of dollars in personal income by having RHHS Inc. directly pay her personal expenses and by withdrawing cash from the company’s bank accounts for personal use. Medina did not inform her tax return preparer of this additional income and filed false individual income tax returns underreporting her income. Medina also failed to file 2008 through 2011 corporate income tax returns for RHHS. She admitted her actions caused a total tax loss of between $550,000 and $1.5 million.