This past January 31, 2024, Lakeesha S. Jackson pleaded guilty to federal charges at the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. This 45-year-old woman committed several tax crimes that will make her pay a large amount of money to the United States IRS.
The reason Jackson will have to pay this large amount of money, which will exceed $100,000, is very simple. As he has stated and finally admitted, his company Nurturing Concepts LLC evaded more than $100,000 from the IRS in taxes. This tax evasion is related to employee payroll in 2017. Specifically, in the second, third and fourth quarters of this year.
Around that time, Nurturing Concepts declared bankruptcy. At the very least, it initiated a bankruptcy petition, thus listing the IRS as its largest creditor. In this regard, the Attorney General’s Office attached in the deposition that Jackson admitted to fraudulently filing forged bank documents.
This forged bank document concealed a $40,000 transfer from Nurturing Concepts to Center of Care LLC. This other company was Jackson’s successor company, so he defrauded the IRS by concealing that he did indeed have money. Therefore, these payments made to Center of Care were actually the money coming from Nurturing Concepts.
Attorney Gregory Hannstad stated that “Individuals and companies that engage in this type of tax fraud and bankruptcy fraud not only harm all taxpayers, but also place companies that follow the rules at a business disadvantage.” In addition, he also stated that “The U.S. Attorney’s Office is committed to working with all of our law enforcement partners to hold individuals who engage in these crimes fully accountable for their actions.”
Although there is no firm sentence yet, all indications are that Jakcson will have to pay more than $100,000 to the IRS, in addition to whatever fine or penalty the United States Government deems appropriate.