Duluth Businessman Facing Federal Tax Evasion Charges
Minneapolis (KROC AM News) - A Duluth businessman has been indicted by a federal grand jury in what prosecutors say was a large income tax scam.
Arraigned Thursday was 56-year-old Himon Shaked.
He owned several t-shirt and souvenir shops in Duluth and prosecutors say he listed his 18-year-old daughter as the owner “in order to hide and evade taxes on income he received from the company.”
Prosecutors say altogether, Shaked failed to report more than $4 million in income from 2013 through 2018 and evaded paying more than $800,000 in federal income taxes.
He is also accused of paying employees in cash to avoid federal payroll taxes.