A Lewes man has been indicted on tax evasion.
Delaware’s U.S. Attorney David C. Weiss announced that Bruce Kevin Fleming, of Lewes, was indicted Tuesday in Delaware on tax charges. The indictment includes five counts of tax evasion from 2012 through 2016.
Fleming operated Kevin Fleming, Inc., and reportedly generated personal income, for which he did not file returns, and evaded the payment of taxes by diverting corporate funds to pay his personal expenses.
The indictment further charges that sometime between March 31, 2016 through September 30, 2017, Fleming conducted business through his photo gallery in Lewes and deducted and collected from the taxable wages of his employees federal income taxes and then willfully failed to pay a total of more than $22,000 of those taxes to the IRS.
Each offense is punishable by a maximum penalty of 5 years’ incarceration, along with a $250,000 fine and restitution for unpaid taxes.
The case was investigated by IRS-Criminal Investigation and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Edmond Falgowski.
The charges in the Indictment are only allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.