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Depauw couple face tax evasion charges


Couple owns auto salvage yard, formerly operated gas mart


August 06, 2008
Husband and wife Gregory J. and Donna G. Gurtz, ages 58 and 41, respectively, of Depauw, were charged Tuesday, July 29, with three counts of tax evasion, following an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service.

The information, announced by Timothy M. Morrison, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, alleges that the Gurtzes attempted to evade income tax they jointly owed to the United States for the calendar years 2004, 2005 and 2006, by preparing, signing and filing false joint U.S. Individual Income Tax Returns.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd S. Shellenbarger, who is prosecuting the case for the government, indicated both Gurtzes face a maximum possible fine of $100,000.

An initial hearing will be scheduled before a U.S. magistrate judge in New Albany.

The Gurtzes own Gurtz's Auto Salvage south of Depauw and formerly owned the Highway 64 Food and Fuel center in Depauw.

When reached by phone Monday, the Gurtzes had no comment on the charges.

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