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Escort Sentenced to Jail for Underreporting Earnings | OPA

A Florida man was sentenced today to 21 months in prison for filing a false tax return.

Jami Kopacz of Fort Lauderdale pleaded guilty to filing an incorrect corporate tax return on December 16, 2020. According to court documents and statements made in court, Kopacz worked as a paid escort for customers in the United States. Kopacz received payments directly from his companion customers and from a private company for which he worked as an independent contractor. From 2015 to 2018, Kopacz used his company, JK Training LLC, to generate revenue and then filed false corporate tax returns (Form 1120S) that showed the company’s gross and total earnings were significantly undervalued. The understatement in JK Training’s corporate tax returns was passed on to Kopacz’s individual tax returns, which were also false as they underestimated his entire personal income. Kopacz caused the IRS a total tax loss of $ 278,325.

In addition to the jail sentence, the US District Court judge ordered Roy K. Altman Kopacz to repay $ 278,325 to the IRS.

Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Department of Justice’s Taxation Department and US attorney Ariana Fajardo Orshan for the southern district of Florida announced the announcement.

IRS Criminal Investigation was investigating the case.

Tax litigation attorney Grace Albinson and US assistant attorney Christopher Browne from the southern district of Florida are prosecuting the case.

For more information about the tax department and their enforcement efforts, please visit the department’s website.