March 1, 2005
Indictment for Avoiding over $200 Million in Taxes Filed in D.C.
The Department of Justice announced the indictment of Walter Anderson, a telecom entrepreneur, for failing to pay over $200 million in taxes from over $500 million in profits he earned from various mergers of companies he owned by forming off-shore companies in the British Virgin Islands and Panama to hide the true ownership of the profits. According to a press release issued by the Tax Division, "Anderson allegedly failed to report this income on either his federal or District of Columbia tax returns and failed to pay approximately $170 million in federal income taxes and $40 million in D.C. income taxes." (ph)
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