TAX DEFIER INDICTED IN WASH. STATE
For 20 years, he tried to avoid paying taxes.
The owner of an interior design business in Washington state was indicted for a nearly 20-year scheme to avoid paying several hundred thousand dollars in income taxes.
Daniel Nix, 56, of Kirkland, Wash., was charged with 13 counts of tax evasion, 11 counts of providing fictitious financial obligations, and one count of corrupt interference with the administration of the Internal Revenue Code.
According to court records, Nix operates an interior design firm for medical offices. As early as 1998, and from 2000 to 2007, Nix refused to pay his income taxes, which over that time totaled more than $340,000. Nix hid his income and assets, filed false bankruptcy claims, and filed false claims against the government. He also sent 11 fake money orders, totaling more than $1 million, to the IRS.
If convicted, Nix faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for tax evasion. He also faces up to 25 years in prison for presenting fictitious financial instruments.