On tax charges

Jack Allison, 60, Mexico, was sentenced to five years of probation on two counts of making and filing false tax returns. He appeared before United States District Judge Carol E. Jackson, Monday in St. Louis.
According to court documents, Allison has been in the bail bonding business for many years, doing business in Mexico, as Allison Bonding. Allison admitted with his plea in March that he knew the taxable income reported for that business, (reported through American Guarantee Surety, Inc.), for each of the years 2004 through 2007 was substantially less than the taxable income that should have been reported. The total tax due for those years is $114,406. The judge ordered him to pay that amount to the IRS in restitution.
In imposing sentence, the judge noted Allison's extensive medical issues. He appeared in court in a wheelchair with supplemental oxygen.
This case was investigated by Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney James E. Crowe, Jr. handled the case for the U.S. Attorney's Office.