Love­land tax cheat sen­tenced to pri­son

Man fled to Ecuador af­ter fil­ing $1M in phony re­turns

The Denver Post - - NEWS - By Kirk Mitchell Kirk Mitchell: 303-954-1206, kmitchell@den­ver­post.com or @kirk­mitchell or den­ver­post.com/cold­cases

A Love­land man who fled to Ecuador af­ter he was caught fil­ing for more than $1 mil­lion in fraud­u­lent tax re­funds was sen­tenced to two years in a fed­eral pri­son Fri­day morn­ing.

Daryl Brent Gie­sk­ing, who owns a del­i­catessen fran­chise in Fort Collins, used hun­dreds of thou­sands of dol­lars to buy pre­cious met­als, a truck and jew­elry, ac­cord­ing to Stu­art Gold­berg, act­ing deputy as­sis­tant At­tor­ney Gen­eral of the Jus­tice Depart­ment’s tax divi­sion, and act­ing U.S. At­tor­ney Bob Troyer.

Gie­sk­ing con­spired with his tax pre­parer, Teresa Marty, who owns Ad­vanced Fi­nan­cial Ser­vices of Plac­erville, Calif., to re­ceive $350,765 of the $1 mil­lion in bo­gus re­funds he sought, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease by Jef­frey Dorschner, Troyer’s spokesman.

The IRS seized $40,503 of the stolen fed­eral money from Gie­sk­ing’s bank ac­counts.

As IRS agents worked to con­fis­cate his ill-got­ten gains, Gie­sk­ing sold the truck, with­drew money from his re­tire­ment ac­count and skipped off to Ecuador.

He was ar­rested in the tiny South Amer­i­can coun­try in June 2016, court records say.

Af­ter com­plet­ing his pri­son term, Gie­sk­ing must re­pay $310,262, Dorschner’s news re­lease says.

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