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Columbia man facing tax-evasion charges

The Baltimore Sun

A Columbia computer consultant has been indicted on charges of failing to file tax returns and not paying taxes on at least $675,000 in income, the U.S. attorney's office announced yesterday.

Federal prosecutors charge that Anthony Edwin Dorsey Sr. did not file returns or pay taxes from 2001 to 2005, even though he was operating an information technology consulting business called Allnet System Resources.

Allnet's clients included the U.S. Census Bureau, which paid it more than $350,000 over three years, according to the indictment filed in U.S. District Court.

The indictment alleges that Dorsey took steps to try to conceal his assets, including converting payments into cash and transferring other payments to a credit card account with an offshore bank. Dorsey used false Social Security numbers for a personal bank account and for the purchase of vacation time-share properties in Las Vegas and Williamsburg, Va., according to the indictment. He also is accused of disguising his ownership of his home in the 7200 block of Single Wheel Path in Columbia.

If convicted, Dorsey could receive a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a fine of $250,000 for each of the five counts of attempting to evade income taxes, and one year in prison and a fine of $100,000 for each of the five counts of failing to file tax returns, prosecutors said.

An arraignment is scheduled for this morning in federal court in Baltimore, prosecutors said.

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