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SCDOR: 17 Boeing employees turn themselves in on tax evasion

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CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

Seventeen Boeing employees turned themselves in to South Carolina Department Investigators of Revenue Tuesday after evading state income taxes, officials say.

According to a statement from the SCDOR, the suspects submitted fraudulent W-4 forms to their employer, claiming to be exempt from South Carolina income taxes.

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"With total earnings over $3.78 million, the individuals collectively evaded paying over $157,000 in individual income taxes to the state of South Carolina," the statement reads. 

The following defendants are being held at The Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center, according to the SCDOR: 

  • Samuel Boccella, Jr., 47, of Berkeley County evaded $17,312 in state income taxes for 2012-2014 (3 charges).
  • Jason Brittain, 35, of Berkeley County evaded $6,888 in state income taxes for 2012-2014 (3 charges).
  • Benjamin Campbell, 35, of Dorchester County evaded $7,832 in state income taxes for 2011-2014 (4 charges).
  • Karlos Isom, 40, of Charleston Country evaded $4,577 in state income taxes for 2012-2014 (3 charges).
  • Ernest Jones, 33, of Dorchester County evaded $11,164 in state income taxes for 2012-2014 (3 charges).
  • Jason Jones, 42, of Berkeley County evaded $10,040 in state income taxes for 2011-2014 (4 charges).
  • Christopher Jordan, 46, of Dorchester County evaded $15,908 in state income taxes for 2012-2014 (3 charges).
  • Ramone Lambright, 34, of Orangeburg County evaded $9,707 in state income taxes for 2011, 2013, and 2014 (3 charges).
  • Travis Mazyck, 35, of Dorchester County evaded $8,893 in state income taxes for 2012-2014 (3 charges).
  • Joedenna Mitchell, 29, of Charleston County evaded $10,712 in state income taxes for 2011-2014 (4 charges).
  • Joshua Nichols, 37, of Charleston County evaded $6,401 in state income taxes for 2012-2014 (3 charges).
  • Lucius Porter, Jr., 57, of Charleston County evaded $10,652 in state income taxes for 2012-2014 (3 charges).
  • Nyentue Seekie, 32, of York County evaded $7,598 in state income taxes for 2012-2014 (3 charges).
  • Randall Simpkins, 40, of Dorchester County evaded $4,301 in state income taxes for 2012-2014 (3 charges).
  • Michael VanAlstine, 43, of Berkeley County evaded $7,755 in state income taxes for 2012-2014 (3 charges).
  • Brandon Waring, 27, of Berkeley County evaded $11,790 in state income taxes for 2012-2014 (3 charges).
  • Jaqua Wright, 32, of Charleston County evaded $5,717 in state income taxes for tax years 2011, 2013, and 2014 (3 charges).

The SCDOR says if convicted, the defendants face up to $10,000 in fines and/or up to 5 years in prison per charge. 

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