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Wilmoth Arraigned on Charges for State Income Tax Evasion

LANSING – Today, Shawn Wilmoth, 36, of Warren, was arraigned in the 37th District Court in Macomb County on three charges of Filing a False Tax Return, one count each for the years 2018, 2019, and 2020, announced Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel.  

Wilmoth was previously arrested and arraigned on charges from the Department of Attorney General, including Conducting a Criminal Enterprise, in June of this year for allegedly defrauding five gubernatorial candidates who contracted with signature gathering firms he owned or co-owned. The Department today alleges Wilmoth failed to report or underreported income from these firms and another on tax filings.

“Michigan’s income tax supports our state in countless crucial ways,” said Nessel. “My office, as well as the Michigan Department of Treasury, take it very seriously when income earners attempt to cheat the state and deprive Michigan residents of crucial programming and operational funds.”

Wilmoth was arraigned before Judge John Chmura in the 37th District Court in Macomb County.  A Probable Cause Conference has been scheduled before Judge Chmura on November 30th, 2023.


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