Albuquerque man charged with tax evasion and misrepresentation | USAO-NM

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Alexander MM Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, and Raul Bujanda, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Field Office in Albuquerque, announced that Arturo Archuleta was arraigned on July 13 on a indictment charging him with five counts. of attempted tax evasion or tax evasion and one count of misrepresentation relating to health matters. Archuleta, 50, of Albuquerque, will remain on bail pending trial.

A federal grand jury returned a substituted indictment on June 15. According to the indictment, from 2014 to 2018, Archuleta worked as an office manager at the ABQ Injury Clinic in Albuquerque. Meanwhile, Archuleta allegedly attempted to conceal taxable income from the IRS. Archuleta allegedly made false entries and altered ABQ Injury Clinic’s accounting records, preventing the clinic from filing Forms 1099 and W-2 recording its earnings. Archuleta also allegedly used cash and a bank account designated under a fictitious name to avoid scrutiny.

The indictment also alleges that on March 27, 2018, Archuleta made false statements, claiming that he was homeless and had no monthly income, in connection with the delivery and payment of health benefits. healthcare, items and services involving Centennial Care and United Healthcare. . Centennial Care operates Medicaid in New Mexico through managed care organizations, including United Healthcare.

An indictment is only an allegation. An accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty. If convicted, Archuleta faces up to five years in prison for attempted tax evasion or evasion and up to five years in prison for making false statements relating to health matters.

The FBI investigated the health care component of this case, with IRS Criminal Investigation investigating tax evasion. Assistant United States Attorney Taylor F. Hartstein is prosecuting the case.

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