Thursday, May 5, 2011

John Walter Kaber Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion


WASHINGTON - John Walter Kaber, a resident of Bloomfield, Mich., pleaded guilty to tax evasion, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced today. The Honorable U.S. District Court Judge Victoria A. Roberts set sentencing for Sept. 20, 2011.

According to the plea agreement, Kaber was the owner of Merchant Processing, a business that installed credit card processing systems. Despite earning substantial income from Merchant Processing and incurring a tax liability on that income, Kaber failed to file timely U.S. Individual Income Tax Returns (IRS Forms 1040) for the 1991 and 2005 tax years. Kaber filed Forms 1040 for the 1992-1996 and 2000-2004 tax years that reflected a tax due and owing, but failed to pay the taxes due. Kaber also failed to pay a portion of the employment taxes for Merchant Processing that were due to the IRS during the 2000-2003 tax years. The defendant’s total tax due and owing to the United States for the 1991-1996 and 2000-2005 tax years, including both income taxes and employment taxes, is more than $868,000.

According to the plea agreement, in order to carry out his tax evasion scheme and to conceal his assets from the IRS, the defendant, among other things, used his wife’s name to purchase and refinance two parcels of real property and to purchase a boat, boat slip and vehicle. Kaber also sought to prevent the IRS from collecting unpaid taxes from his bank accounts by, among other things, cashing checks rather than depositing them in the bank, depositing business receipts into his wife’s checking account, and removing his name from a joint bank account after it became subject to an IRS levy.

On Nov. 6, 2007, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan entered a judgment against the defendant for his unpaid 1991-1996 taxes.

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Anonymous said...

John Kaber owns a Merchant Processing company and scams his customers. He lies to them and gets them to sign double contracts saying he is canceling one to get you a better rate and then you are stuck with two contracts.Its a scam the BBB warns you of companies like this. Well he is one of those company's beware

Anonymous said...

He is currently doing time in a Federal prison for shady practices that mirror his State of Michigans MDOC system. Keep an eye out for this one after he is released. Repaet Offender Tracking system needed.

Anonymous said...

OMG this happened to our company, this jerk has us paying two processors,still trying to clean up the mess.

Anonymous said...

I am still having problems with them . I am being sued for equipment i dont have from abc leasing. the girl left with the equipment. They never told ABC leasing that I dont have there equipment. You would think they can locate their equipment by the serial numbers on them. I have 20 days to clear myself. I can not find John Kaber to clear me or Summer Kaber who said she would help me and call me back. They closed their offices and helped no one. Summer or john help me out. I do not have the equipment. You know who I am. I am the lady that called frequently and no one returned my calls.

Anonymous said...

He is a shady man. Buyer beware!

Unknown said...

Our company is still suffering from the actions of John kaber.over 49 thousand dollars was held from our business account as a result. When john signed us up he put down the wrong tax i.d. for the business and an incorrect business address. When thus information was sent to the IRS,it didn't match the information for our business that is listed with the IRS.WE HAD TO REPLACE THE CREDIT MACHINES that were provided by John because we were going out of business,with most of our CREDIT card income held by the IRS because of johns ABCleasing lawyers are threatening to take us to court. This guy is a fraud.who should be suing who?
We have lawyers too. And we were ripped off for years by him and and leasing.