A Boynton Beach man seemed to have it all: home, Jaguar, Mercedes Benz. But he soon had something else — attention from the Internal Revenue Service.
David R. Andre, 41, pleaded guilty to corruptly endeavoring to obstruct the administration of the internal revenue laws and theft of government funds, acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the U.S. Justice Department’s tax division said Tuesday.
Over several years, Andre filed personal tax returns that sought more than $5.6 million in refunds to which he was not entitled and he received $485,000 in refunds, federal officials said. He used the money to purchase his residence and multiple vehicles, according to prosecutors.
At one point, the IRS placed a lien on his house and lifted it after he represented that he was about to make a substantial payment, officials said. After he failed to pay, authorities said they re-filed the lien.
He also made false statements to IRS agents and told them that he purchased his residence with money he inherited, prosecutors said.
An attempt to seek comment through Andre’s attorney was not immediately successful.
Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 8. He could receive up to three years in prison on one charge and 10 years on another, officials said.