tax fraud

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.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans says a LaPlace man has been sentenced to 37 months in prison after being convicted on charges including tax evasion and obstruction of justice.

Prosecutors said 60-year-old James W. Nelson was in the business of preparing and filing tax returns. His business had multiple offices in the New Orleans area. However, they said Nelson, or his employees, prepared and filed false income tax returns for his customers. The U.S. Attorney's news release Friday said Nelson also failed to pay taxes on some of his own income.