Van Zandt County Man Guilty of Federal Income Tax Violations

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TYLER, Texas – A 48-year-old Edgewood, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal income tax violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Bruce Steven Martin pleaded guilty on Sep. 18, 2014, to willfully failing to file a federal tax return before U.S. Magistrate Judge Don D. Bush. Martin appeared before Judge Bush today for a detention hearing and was ordered to be detained.

According to information presented in court, Martin admitted to receiving income during calendar year 2010 and willfully failing to file an income tax return with the internal Revenue Service. Martin was indicted by a federal grand jury on Nov. 13, 2013. After he missed several court appearances, he was ordered to be detained. Martin faces up to 12 months in federal prison. A sentencing date has not been set.

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This case is being investigated by the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Andrew Williams.

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