Louisiana Home Inspector Sentenced for Tax Fraud

Jan 9, 2013

A home inspector has been sentenced to six years and six months in federal prison for tax fraud.

A federal judge Monday also sentenced Jack Ray Carr, of Baton Rouge, to one year of supervised release following his release.

Carr was convicted last June. Trial testimony showed that Carr threatened violence against a federal agent, filed false documents and tax returns with the IRS and tried to pay his tax debt with fraudulent bonds, fake money orders and a fake check.

In addition, on three successive personal income tax returns, Carr falsely reported that his and his wife's income was $0, despite earning hundreds of thousands of dollars in 2001, 2002 and 2003. In 2009, the Justice Department said Carr also claimed more than $150,000 of fraudulent tax refunds.