Memphis man found guilty of evading taxes

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Federal officials in Memphis say a commercial pilot has been convicted of income tax evasion.

William Boyer was found guilty of not paying taxes from 2001-2005. He was convicted on five counts, each of which is punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of $100,000, according to The Commercial Appeal.

Authorities said Boyer, who is a pilot for FedEx, owes more than $255,000 in taxes, on which he paid nothing. He was also convicted of trying to conceal his income and filing false tax returns.

Boyer's sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 3.


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  • by Paul Location: San Diego on Feb 28, 2012 at 09:53 PM
    As a former officer of the USNavy Mr. Boyer swore to uphold the laws of the United States and it's constitution. Has he forgotten this oath? Furthermore, as a former Naval Aviator Mr. Boyer received taxpayer subsidized aviation training. It is odd that he feels no compunction to repay that debt via his annual tax payments.
  • by Tom Location: Asheville, N.C. on Nov 29, 2011 at 11:00 AM
    Captain Boyer is also a former Lieutenant Commander, Naval Aviator. His failure to pay income tax was based upon his interpretation of the Constitution of the United States and may be deserving of further review by the courts.

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