A Las Vegas real estate broker pleaded guilty to tax evasion and impersonating an IRS Agent on September 29, 2008 before U.S. District Judge Roger L. Hunt. Michael Sabo owed approximately $95,000 in federal income tax and several tax liens had been placed on real property he owned. In order to release the tax liens, Sabo pretended to be an IRS Agent and signed and filed fraudulent tax lien releases with the Clark County Recorder’s Office. In response to the filing of false tax lien releases, the County released three tax liens from the property totaling $97,000. Sabo was able to avoid payment of his federal taxes and sold the property.
Sabo faces up to three years in prison and a $250,000 fine for impersonating an IRS Agent and up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for tax evasion.