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LATEST TAX EVASION CHARGES ANNOUNCED …

Chalk up another one for our network of sources …

Yesterday, we reported exclusively that more tax evasion arrests were in the works for employees working at aircraft manufacturer Boeing’s North Charleston, S.C. facility.

These arrests were to be in addition to the eleven Boeing employees pinched last month on similar charges.

Here are the names of those arrested …

Samuel Boccella, Jr., 47, of Berkeley County evaded $17,312 in state income taxes for 2012-2014 (3 charges).
Jason Brittain, 35, of Berkeley County evaded $6,888 in state income taxes for 2012-2014 (3 charges).
Benjamin Campbell, 35, of Dorchester County evaded $7,832 in state income taxes for 2011-2014 (4 charges).
Karlos Isom, 40, of Charleston Country evaded $4,577 in state income taxes for 2012-2014 (3 charges).
Ernest Jones, 33, of Dorchester County evaded $11,164 in state income taxes for 2012-2014 (3 charges).
Jason Jones, 42, of Berkeley County evaded $10,040 in state income taxes for 2011-2014 (4 charges).
Christopher Jordan, 46, of Dorchester County evaded $15,908 in state income taxes for 2012-2014 (3 charges).
Ramone Lambright, 34, of Orangeburg County evaded $9,707 in state income taxes for 2011, 2013, and 2014 (3 charges).
Travis Mazyck, 35, of Dorchester County evaded $8,893 in state income taxes for 2012-2014 (3 charges).
Joedenna Mitchell, 29, of Charleston County evaded $10,712 in state income taxes for 2011-2014 (4 charges).
Joshua Nichols, 37, of Charleston Country evaded $6,401 in state income taxes for 2012-2014 (3 charges).
Lucius Porter, Jr., 57, of Charleston County evaded $10,652 in state income taxes for 2012-2014 (3 charges).
Nyentue Seekie, 32, of York County evaded $7,598 in state income taxes for 2012-2014 (3 charges).
Randall Simpkins, 40, of Dorchester County evaded $4,301 in state income taxes for 2012-2014 (3 charges).
Michael VanAlstine, 43, of Berkeley County evaded $7,755 in state income taxes for 2012-2014 (3 charges).
Brandon Waring, 27, of Berkeley County evaded $11,790 in state income taxes for 2012-2014 (3 charges).
Jaqua Wright, 32, of Charleston County evaded $5,717 in state income taxes for tax years 2011, 2013, and 2014 (3 charges).

According to the S.C. Department of Revenue (SCDOR), all seventeen employees turned themselves into authorities after they were charged with a “willful attempt to evade or defeat a tax.”  Warrants were reportedly issued for two additional Boeing employees who did not turn themselves in.

“The individuals submitted fraudulent W-4 forms to their employer claiming to be exempt from South Carolina income taxes and failed to file state income tax return,” a news release from SCDOR stated.

Each employee was booked at the Charleston County, S.C. detention center and faces a fine of up to $10,000 and/ or up to five years in prison on each charge.

The seventeen employees arrested on Monday made off with $157,000 earmarked for state government coffers.  All told, SCDOR has arrested 28 Boeing employees for making off with more than a quarter million dollars.

More arrests are to come, we’re told.

As we noted in our initial treatment of this scandal, these arrests “couldn’t have happened to a nicer group of people.”

Remember, Boeing threatened to cut jobs if the federal government didn’t continue to dole out taxpayer-subsidized goodies (which flow predominantly to its senior executives).  Congress caved to the threats – but Boeing cut the jobs anyway.

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