In a press release from U.S. Attorney John R. Lausch, Jr., one of the examples of what can happend to people who do not pay their income taxes was Marengo’s Peter Kopopka:
Another recent tax prosecution resulted in a term of imprisonment for a northwest suburban business executive.
PETER KONOPKA, 72, of Marengo, was sentenced in December to six months in federal prison, and ordered to pay restitution of $189,837.
While President of Illinois-based Solarcrete Energy Efficient Building Systems, Konopka filed a bankruptcy petition on behalf of Solarcrete that contained false statements in order to conceal corporate assets from the bankruptcy trustee.
In addition, Konopka willfully failed to report personal income for the calendar year 2011 that included payments from business accounts that were used to pay off personal loans.
The government in Konopka’s case was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney William Hogan.