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Case Number: 2:17-cr-00772
Judge: Nelva Gonzales Ramos
Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas (Nueces County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Description: Corpus Christi, Texas criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with tax fraud.
Charles D. Holley, aka Charlei Diwan Holley, owned and operated a data brokerage business. As part of this business, Holley purchased data information from state motor vehicle agencies, which she re-sold to various buyers. Holley set up bank accounts in which to deposit the proceeds of her business activity, including an offshore bank account in Nicosia, Cyprus. In February 2012, Holley filed a false individual tax return with the IRS that did not disclose that she was engaged in or receiving income from her data brokerage business. In total, Holley caused a tax loss to the IRS of $202,196.
Holley is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 20. She faces a possible maximum penalty of three years in prison, as well as a period of supervised release, restitution and monetary penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer Lowery for the Southern District of Texas made the announcement.
IRS-Criminal Investigation is investigating the case.
Trial Attorneys Robert Kemins and Ignacio Perez De La Cruz of the Tax Division are prosecuting the case.
Outcome: 07/22/2021 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Jason B Libby: RE-ARRAIGNMENT held on 7/22/2021. Charles D. Holley (1) Guilty Count(s) 2. Waiver of Rights and Consent to Plea/Sentencing by Video Conference. Defendant states he/she is ready to plea guilty today. Consent to plea before Magistrate Judge filed. Plea agreement with waiver of appeal filed. Stipulation of Fact in support of defendant's plea filed. PSI ordered. Sentencing date announced in open court. Sentencing order to be entered. Appearances: Simon Purnell, AUSA Robert Kemins, Ignacio De La Cruz. USPO: Denise Groumousas. USM: C. Marrero. (Time in Court: 3:24:00-3:58:35) (ERO: Leticia Garza) (Interpreter:not used) Deft remanded to custody. (KendraPearsonadi, 2) (Entered: 07/22/2021)
07/22/2021 **Terminate Deadlines and Hearings as to Charles D. Holley: (KendraPearsonadi, 2) (Entered: 07/22/2021)
07/22/2021 31 ORDER for Presentence Investigation and Disclosure & Sentencing Dates as to Charles D. Holley. PSI Completion due by 9/7/2021. Objection to PSI due by 9/20/2021. Responses to Objections due by 9/23/2021. Final PSI due by 10/5/2021. Deadline for Motions for Continuance: 10/15/2021. Supporting Documents due by 10/15/2021. Sentencing set for 10/20/2021 at 01:30 PM before Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos. (Signed by Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos) Parties notified. (KendraPearsonadi, 2) (Entered: 07/22/2021)
07/22/2021 32 FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATION ON PLEA OF GUILTY as to Charles D. Holley. Objections to F&R due by 8/5/2021. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Jason B. Libby) Parties notified. (KendraPearsonadi, 2) (Entered: 07/22/2021)