Washington (Jan. 20, 2003) -- The Department of Justice has filed suit in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Mo., to stop Randall Brian Jarvis of Jameson, Mo., from promoting tax-evasion scams.

Jarvis used the aliases Christopher T. Michaelson and Josiah Richards, as well as operating under his own name. He also used the names Order of Jesus Christ’s Disciples, Order of Christian Disciples, Church of Jesus Christ Disciples, and Christian Disciples International.

"Tax-evasion promoters enrich themselves by helping others to violate the tax laws," said Eileen J. O’Connor, Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division. "This is one of many cases we are pursuing across the nation to shut down these scams."

According to the suit, Jarvis set up sham trusts and limited liability companies for his clients and then purported to instruct them in how to use them to hide income and assets from the Internal Revenue Service. Although Jarvis charged his clients for the "services," the IRS has assessed more than $2 million in back taxes against his clients, at least one of whom recently pleaded guilty to tax evasion and is awaiting sentencing.

-- Electronic Accountant Newswire staff

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