(WMC-TV) - A former FedEx pilot busted for tax evasion was sentenced Tuesday.
Former FedEx pilot William D. Boyer, of Cordova, was sentenced to nearly three years in prison for his October 2011 conviction on five counts of income tax evasion.
In February 2009, Boyer was charged with evading his individual income taxes for 2001 through 2005 by failing to file income tax returns with the IRS, by attempting to conceal his income, and by filing false W-4 forms.
"This type of conduct, whether its white collar, these type of cases will be aggressively prosecuted and ultimately defendants like Mr. Boyer will be brought to justice to the fullest extent of the law and held accountable for their actions," said U.S. Attorney Ed Stanton III.
During his trial, the government revealed that Boyer had over $977,000 in taxable income and owed more than $285,000 in income taxes to the United States from 2001 through 2005, while he was employed as a pilot with FedEx.
"Certainly he had his defense as to why he didn't pay income tax and again after the jurors heard that defense they still found on behalf of the government that he was guilty," said Stanton.
Following his sentence, Boyer will face three years of supervised release.
U.S. District Judge Samuel Mays also ordered Boyer to pay nearly $500.000 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service.