Tax Cheat Found Via Facebook – Los Angeles Income Tax Planning & Income Tax Litigation Attorney Bruce Givner

by Bruce Givner on August 5, 2014

On July 17 a convicted tax cheat pleaded guilty for failing to appear for sentencing 11 years ago after being found on Facebook.

Francisco R. Legaspi pleaded guilty in 1992 to an indictment alleging that he had filed false employer’s quarterly federal tax returns for a day-care center in San Francisco. However, before Legaspi could be sentenced, the formerly Daly City, CA man fled to Ontario, Canada. With the help of social media site, Facebook, the US State Department and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police managed to track Legaspi down and bring him to justice.

Legaspi faces up to three years in prison and a fine of $250,000 for aiding and assisting in the filing of false tax returns. Thanks to his disappearance act, Legaspi can now add an additional two years and another $250,000 fine to this list.

Givner & Kaye focuses on sophisticated income tax planning and compliance, tax litigation and procedure, estate planning, and asset protection plans for individuals and businesses in Beverly Hills, Calabasas, West Los Angeles, Hollywood, and other areas of Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino, Riverside and Santa Barbara Counties. Call Los Angeles Estate Planning and Asset Protection Plan Attorneys Givner & Kaye at (310) 207-8008 today.


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