Federal Indictment of Ronald Weinland
Note: A later posting with text of the indictment.
Yet another posting about the arraignment.
Another posting about a delay in the trial until March.
Yet another posting about defense motions to allow more time for motions and to preserve interview notes.
Breaking news, will pass along more as I learn it. For now:
Weinland finally makes it on TV in the US WCPO TV 9 report
I had pretty much given up on the tax fraud investigation, figured that the IRS had decided that it was not prosecutable. Glad that turned out to not be the case.
November 10, 2011
COVINGTON — A Union, Ky., minister was indicted today by a federal grand jury in Covington for attempting to evade thousands of dollars in income taxes.
A Union, Ky., minister was indicted today by a federal grand jury in Covington for attempting to evade thousands of dollars in income taxes.
The Indictment alleges that Ronald Weinland, 62, attempted to evade taxes in the amount of $357,065 over a period of five years starting in 2005.
Robert Weinland’s alleged acts of evasion included filing tax returns, understating his gross income, using church funds for personal expenses and failing to claim those funds as income on his income tax returns, and failing to report the existence of a bank account in Switzerland. He also allegedly failed to report any interest made on that account as income.
Kerry B. Harvey, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Christopher R. Pikelis, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division, jointly made the announcement today after a federal grand jury in Covington returned the Indictment.
The investigation preceding the Indictment was conducted by the Internal Revenue Service. The Indictment was presented to the grand jury by Assistant United States Attorney Robert K. McBride.
Weinland’s appearance before the United States District Court has not yet been set. If convicted, Weinland faces a maximum prison sentence of five years. Any sentence, however, following conviction would be imposed by the court after consideration of the United States Sentencing Guidelines and the federal statute governing the imposition of sentences.