Hattiesburg Man Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Tax Evasion

 

From:  News Release   5/14/18   GCN

 

Hattiesburg, Miss. – Michael J. Super, 44, of Hattiesburg, was sentenced on Thursday by U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett for federal tax evasion, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Thomas J. Holloman III, Acting Special Agent in Charge, IRS Criminal Investigation.

 

Super was sentenced to serve 24 months in federal prison, followed by a three-year term of supervised release. The Court also ordered Super to pay restitution in the amount of $165,075.92.

 

On February 18, 2018, Super pled guilty to tax evasion for failing to pay federal employee trust fund taxes due on behalf of the employees of his company, Eagle Eye Security Services of Hattiesburg. Super had entered into an agreement with the government to pay these taxes over a period of time, but failed to make any payments.

 

 The IRS issued levies against the company, but Super still failed to make any payments. To avoid the IRS levies, Super opened another security business to which he transferred all of the assets and clients of his previous company. When the IRS pursued the assets of the second company, Super again transferred all assets and clients to a third company. The IRS collected some of the employee trust fund taxes due, but Super evaded paying $165,075.92, which he will now be required to pay in restitution as a part of his sentence.

 

The case was investigated by IRS Criminal Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dave Fulcher.