A Scottsdale man, Ryan C. Patterson, was found guilty by a federal jury on three counts of Tax Evasion.
Patterson, age 34, a contractor specializing in remodels, failed to accurately report his income between calendar years 2014 and 2016. He received checks from customers made out to him personally and then deposited the checks into his personal checking accounts. He also received payments in cash from customers that he failed to report. At trial, the government introduced evidence that Patterson failed to report over $1.9 million in gross income and avoided paying a combined total of $700,000 in taxes due over the span of the three charged tax years.
The evidence at trial revealed that Patterson reported a loss of $38,000 in 2016 despite, in the same year, purchasing a primary residence for $445,000 along with other lavish expenditures.
Sentencing is scheduled for December 5, 2022, before United States District Judge John J. Tuchi.