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West Des Moines Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

Denture maker admits he didn’t claim more than $200,000 in income in four tax years.


A West Des Moines denture maker pleaded guilty to tax evasion Wednesday, admitting that he did not report all of the income he received from a private dental clinic, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Charles R. Barbour, who entered his plea to one count of income tax evasion in a proceeding before U.S. Magistrate Judge Celeste F. Bremer, will be sentenced on May 9.

In it, Barbour admitted that he understated tax year 2006 income in the amount of nearly $81,000, tax year 2007 income in the amount of nearly $51,000, tax year 2008 income in the amount of nearly $52,900 and tax year 2009 income in the amount of $11,300.

As part of the plea agreement, Barbour agreed to cooperate with the Internal Revenue Service to pay all back taxes, penalties and interest. He was released on bond pending sentencing.

Sentencing judge U.S. District Court Judge John A. Jarvey will have the option of handing down a prison sentence of up to five years and imposing a fine of up to $250,000, or both.

The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, and was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt represented the government in the proceedings against Barbour.

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