A Parkville man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for filing false tax returns.
Patrick Michael Dingle, 48, was charged in a four-count indictment returned under seal by a federal grand jury in Kansas City on Tuesday, Feb. 12. That indictment was unsealed and made public today following Dingle’s arrest and initial court appearance.
The federal indictment alleges that Dingle filed false tax returns for the four calendar years from 2013 to 2016. According to the indictment, Dingle claimed a total of $1,661,198 in business expenses for Mets, LLC, a business he formed, on Schedule C forms filed during those years. Dingle allegedly knew the actual expenses were substantially lower.
The charges contained in this indictment are simply accusations, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charges must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Stacey Perkins Rock and Paul S. Becker. It was investigated by IRS-Criminal Investigation.