Hall Man Sentenced for Tax Fraud Scheme
General Douglas F. Gansler today announced that John T. Chalk,
Jr., 47, of Durness Court in Perry Hall, Maryland, was sentenced
to serve 10 years
in prison with all but three years suspended after pleading guilty in the Circuit
Court for Baltimore County last month to a tax fraud scheme. The Honorable Susan
M. Souder imposed the sentence and placed Chalk on five years probation upon
his release and ordered him to pay appropriate restitution.
The investigation disclosed that Chalk filed or participated
in the filing of twelve fraudulent state income tax returns from
2001 to 2005. The returns requested over $85,000 in refunds and
Chalk received approximately $70,000 in stolen refund money. Chalk
admitted to using false names and false social security numbers
to obtain several of the fraudulent refunds.
follows an investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division
of the Office of the Attorney General.
Attorney General Gansler thanked former Assistant Attorney General
Paul Budlow and Assistant Attorneys General Benjamin Harris and
Emmet Davitt for their work on this case.