Hillsboro man charged with $744k tax evasion
A Hillsboro man is facing federal charges after allegedly evading nearly three-quarter-million dollars, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Bruce L. Lamon, a retired attorney, is accused of failing to pay about $744,000 in personal income taxes from 2008 to 2013, as well as failing to disclose rental income in a 2016 court case. He has lived in Hillsboro since about 2012, the U.S. Attorney's Office said, after working as a litigator in Honolulu for several years prior to that.
Lamon used a Hawaii-based limited liability company to purchase rental properties in order to avoid taxes, among other "affirmative acts to evade his tax obligations" between late 2012 and 2015, the U.S. Attorney's Office claims. It brought charges against Lamon of tax evasion and making a false statement, and a federal grand jury in Portland issued an indictment of Lamon last Tuesday, Oct. 16.
Lamon has not yet been arraigned. Kevin Sonoff, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office, said Monday, Oct. 22, the court date is yet to be determined.
Seth D. Uram, assistant U.S. attorney for Oregon, is prosecuting the case.
By Mark Miller
Editor, Forest Grove News-Times
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