Department of Justice
U. S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Oklahoma
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Chief Financial Officer of Norman Company Indicted for Employment Tax Fraud
OKLAHOMA CITY – A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging CHRISTINA ROCHELLE ANGLIN, of Burnsville, North Carolina, with six counts of failure to collect and pay over employment taxes, announced U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Downing.
According to the indictment, Anglin was the Controller and Chief Financial Officer for a group of companies owned by the Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town, located in Wetumpka, Oklahoma. In that role, Anglin was responsible for collecting and paying over to the IRS taxes withheld on behalf of the employees of Atmospheric Technology Services Company (ATSC), which was headquartered in Norman, Oklahoma.
The indictment alleges that Anglin failed to collect and pay over a total of $1,744,047.68 for the employees of ATSC from the second quarter of 2017 through the third quarter of 2018. Meanwhile, Anglin allegedly approved hundreds of thousands of dollars of non-tax expenditures, including salary and bonuses for herself and payments for the personal benefit of another person associated with the companies.
If found guilty, Anglin faces up to five years in prison and up to three years of supervised release for each count.
Agencies responsible for the multi-year investigation that led to the indictment include the Internal Revenue Service—Criminal Investigation, the FBI Oklahoma City Division, the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, the General Services Administration—Office of Inspector General, the Small Business Administration—Office of Inspector General, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, and the Army Criminal Investigation Command.
The public is reminded that these charges are merely allegations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Reference is made to public filings for more information.
Source: U.S. Department of Justice press release.