Hook pleads guilty for filing false tax returnA Woodbury resident pled guilty last week in federal court on one count of filing a false tax return.
By: Hank Long, Woodbury Bulletin
A Woodbury resident pled guilty last week in federal court on one count of filing a false tax return.
Gary Robert Hook, 60, was charged in April for filing a false tax return after investigators for the Internal Revenue Service discovered Hook and another man, both employees of Kraus Anderson from 2002 to 2007, contracted with a landscaping company and other businesses to provide services for their personal residences.
On many occasions, both did not pay for these services, and at times, caused Kraus Anderson to pay for these personal services, a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Minneapolis stated. On other occasions, the contractors would provide the services at no cost to the men.
Both Hook and Scott Alan Crawford, 46, Blaine acknowledged to investigators that the value of the services provided at no cost is income for the purposes of federal income taxation, and IRS investigators said both men failed to report the value of the services on their individual income tax returns.
The men face a potential maximum penalty of three years in prison.
A sentence has not been set.