Medical staffing company owner indicted for not paying employment taxes

A federal grand jury sitting in Kansas City, Kansas, returned an indictment Wednesday charging a Jefferson County, Kansas, man with seven counts of willful failure to pay over employment taxes to the Internal Revenue Service.

U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister and Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division announced the indictment today.

According to the indictment, David Monhollon failed to pay over federal income, Social Security and Medicare taxes withheld from the wages paid to employees of his medical staffing company, First Call Medical Group.

The indictment alleges that Monhollon was the owner of First Call and was obligated to pay over to the IRS such payroll taxes on behalf of his company. Instead of remitting the money to the IRS, Monhollon allegedly used the funds to pay for personal expenses including racecar parts and equipment.

If convicted, the defendant faces a statutory maximum sentence of five years in prison for each count. He also faces a period of supervised release, restitution and monetary penalties. An indictment merely alleges that crimes have been committed. A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Zuckerman and U.S. Attorney McAllister commended special agents of IRS Criminal Investigation, who investigated the case, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Leon Patton and Tax Division Trial Attorney John Mulcahy, who are prosecuting the case.

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