Jefferson County man arrested for tax evasion, theft in Indiana

February 24, 2006

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INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 24, 2006) – Ahmed Almoctar of Louisville, Ky., was arrested Feb. 6, 2006, on four Class D felonies and one Class C felony in Kentucky. Almoctar faces two counts of failure to remit retail sales tax, two counts of theft and one count of corrupt business influence.

The Indiana Department of Revenue filed charges with the Marion County prosecutor’s office January 11, 2006, resulting from an investigation into the business practices of Jireif Sales doing business as Marathon at 523 Vincennes Street, New Albany, Ind.

Almoctar allegedly failed to remit over $6,962.93 in retail sales tax to the State of Indiana over a four year period. The maximum sentence for a single Class D felony is three years; along with a possible fine of not more than $10,000.00. A single Class C felony is four years; along with a possible fine of not more than $10,000.00.

Federal agents of the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and officers of the Louisville Police Department arrested Almoctar in Louisville, Ky. He is currently in custody at the Jefferson County Jail in Louisville. His bond is set at $75,000.