Former Overland Park businessman sentenced for employment tax fraud

According to court documents and statements that were made in court, starting in 2010, Lance Ashley was the sole owner and operator of Ashley Home Care Services, a home health care business providing daily living services. Ashley was responsible for all financial matters relating to AHCS, including handling payroll and collecting and paying over employment taxes to the IRS. However, between 2013 and 2016, AHCS did not pay all the employee withholdings it collected to the IRS, according to court documents. Ashley used some of the funds to pay corporate expenses and even some of his personal expenses.

After the IRS began collecting AHCS’s unpaid taxes in 2016, Ashley provided fraudulent bank records to the IRS. Ashley’s conduct caused approximately $321,000 of tax loss to the IRS. In addition to imprisonment, Ashley was ordered to serve two years of supervised release and pay approx. $321,000 in restitution to the U.S.

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