Federal sentences handed down in Clark Co. tax fraud case

A Kentucky man was sentenced in federal court this week in Dayton for tax fraud in Clark County.

Paul Olzeski, 68, of Independence, Ky., is former owner of several related businesses collectively named S&A, that operated in Springfield. Ortiz worked for S&A, managing its bank accounts and handling its bookkeeping, according to a media release.

Olzeski this week was sentenced on one count of conspiring to impede and obstruct the lawful functions of the Internal Revenue Service. He pleaded guilty in August 2015.

Olzeski was sentenced to 60 days in prison and three years of supervised release, of which six months will be served in home confinement. He was also ordered to pay a fine of $5,000 and $156,239 in restitution.

Also sentenced in connection, Tannile Ortiz, 38, of Galloway, Ohio, was sentenced in May to three years of probation, of which four months will be served in home confinement.

Between 2009 and 2010, Olzeski and Ortiz helped each other conceal from the IRS reportable income that they had earned.

Ortiz was also ordered to perform 100 hours of community service and pay $77,508.61 in restitution.

“Tax fraud is not a victimless crime,” said Kathy A. Enstrom, Special Agent in Charges, IRS Criminal Investigation, Cincinnati Field Office. “We all pay when others swindle the government. The IRS and the U.S. Attorney’s Office remain determined and vigilant in ferreting out such schemes to cheat the honest taxpayers.”