Report: #1045133

Complaint Review: Lifetime Fitness

  • Submitted: Sun, April 21, 2013
  • Updated: Sun, April 21, 2013
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  • Lifetime Fitness

    United States of America

Lifetime Fitness Lifecrime Fitness Lifetime Fitness aka the felon factory, Internet

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A felon convicted of stealing 3/4 million dollars from the government conveniently keeps his job working at Lifetime Fitness. His conviction was brought to light during his employment with Lifetime Fitness and his employers looked the other way. Why? Because he is in a sales industry, a 100% commission job selling personal training.

This company loves employing felons who steal money from members......

Lifetime Fitness Personal Trainer, Dublin Man Pleads Guilty To Filing False Tax Returns

Posted: Apr 21, 2011 3:34 PM EDT - PUBLIC INFORMATION ACT -

By Denise Yost

A Dublin man pleads guilty to two counts of willfully filing a false federal income tax return with the IRS.

John C. Shonkwiler, 41, faces a maximum prison sentence of three years and a fine of up to $100, 000.

In addition, his plea agreement requires Shonkwiler to file a correct and accurate federal income tax return for the tax years 2004 through 2009.

According to court documents, during the years 2004 through 2006 Shonkwiler was employed at State Street Mortgage, also known as Platinum Mortgage, as a loan originator. Many of the real estate transactions with which Shonkwiler was associated included kick-back funds from the sellers that were undisclosed to lenders and not included on the HUD-1 settlement statements. These funds, together with certain interest income, loan commissions and loan origination fees that Shonkwiler also received through his employment, he intentionally omitted from his income tax returns for those years.

Shonkwiler reported $60, 522 in total income on his 2005 federal income tax return, but his actual total income was $525, 685. He reported $199, 309 in total income on his 2006 federal income tax return, but his actual total income was $362, 883. As a result of this willful activity, Shonkwiler failed to pay $194, 850 in income taxes to the IRS for 2004, 2005 and 2006 income tax years.

"To build faith in our nation's tax system, honest taxpayers need to be reassured that everyone is paying their fair share, " said Jose A. Gonzalez, Special Agent in Charge, IRS, Criminal Investigation. "The IRS-Criminal Investigation Division, together with the U.S. Attorney's Office will investigate and prosecute those who violate our tax system."

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