Local man guilty of tax evasion


VICTORIA January 8, 2019 - A Texas man has admitted he knew he had received significantly more income what he claimed on his 2015 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.

Corey Campbell Boucher pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion.

As part of his plea, he admitted receiving significant income from illegal sports gambling in addition to his employment income. Boucher received his gambling winnings in cash which he deposited into his Wells Fargo bank accounts. Between 2012 and 2016, Boucher made cash deposits totaling $1,743,346. In 2015 alone, he deposited $493,935 in cash into his bank accounts but admitted he reported total income of only $128,066 on his Form 1040 United States Individual Income Tax Return for that year. His unreported income in 2015 resulted in $165,735 in unpaid taxes. 

Senior U.S. District Judge John D. Rainey accepted the plea and set sentencing for April 6, 2020. At that time, Boucher faces up to three years in federal prison and a possible $250,000 fine.

Boucher was permitted to remain on bond pending sentencing.

IRS – Criminal Investigation conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert D. Thorpe Jr. is prosecuting the case.    

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