Escort Service Operator Convicted of Tax Evasion

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Jodi Hoskins, the operator of an escort service in Salt Lake City, has been found guilty of one count of tax evasion.

Judge Dee Benson found after a non-jury trial that Hoskins was actively involved in the management and operation of Companions, a call-out escort service owned by her husband, from its inception in 2000. According to the court’s findings, Hoskins lived a lavish lifestyle in 2002. She filed a joint income tax return with her husband, Roy Hoskins, in which she under-reported the gross receipts of Companions by $1,204,354. The total tax due and owing resulting from the tax evasion for 2002 is $485,443.

Jodi Hoskins faces up to five years in prison and a fine of $250,000. Judge Benson has not yet set a date for her sentencing. Roy Hoskins, the owner of Companions, previously pleaded guilty to two counts of tax evasion in May 2009. His sentencing is scheduled for April 15, 2010.

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