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Burbank Man Pleads, Arcadia Woman Arraigned in Unrelated Franchise Tax Board Cases

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For Immediate Release

12.06.2011

Sacramento – In unrelated investigation cases, a Burbank man pleaded guilty and an Arcadia woman self-surrendered on state income tax charges, the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) announced.

In the first case, David Gabrielyan, 41, pleaded guilty to one count of filing a false state income tax return. FTB retains the $89,310 in cash seized during a search warrant as restitution for the unpaid tax, penalties and interest and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department retains the illegal weapons it seized during the same search. These include several high caliber weapons as well as several small hand guns.

Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Amy Suehiro prosecuted the case.

In the second unrelated case, Irene Chang, 53, was arrested and arraigned on felony counts of filing fraudulent state income tax returns and state income tax evasion.

Chang allegedly failed to report more than $395,000 she earned on her 2005 and 2006 state income tax returns. She owes the state more than $27,000 in unpaid tax. Interest, penalties, and the cost of the investigation will be added to this figure and sought as restitution.

Chang’s next court date is scheduled for January 10, 2012, in Division 30 of the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

Both court appearances occurred Friday, December 2. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office is prosecuting this case.

For more information on other taxes and fees in California, visit: taxes.ca.gov.

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