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Vegas dry cleaning business cited in fraud case

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Posted at 4:24 PM, May 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-11 19:25:19-04
Federal authorities say they've indicted a Las Vegas woman on tax fraud charges involving her local dry cleaning business.
 
The Justice Department said Tuesday that Judith L. Atwell owned and operated the Canyon Gate Cleaners starting in 2005 but throughout the years made false tax returns and lied to IRS officials about it.
 
The indictment filed in federal court said in 2009, Atwell falsely underreported her earnings by claiming about $350,000 for the business and about $4,700 on her individual tax return.
 
Authorities said she hide her actual income by depositing money into personal bank accounts, using cash for personal expenses including luxury vehicles, withholding information and lying to investigators.
 
It's unclear if Atwell has an attorney and listed phone numbers for her couldn't be verified.