Alpine man owes for years of unpaid tax. Fifty seven year old Kevin Scott Wynn has reportedly lived part of the time in Alpine and part of the time in Mesa since 1996 but if he’s found guilty of tax evasion and failing to file tax returns he may be living up to six years in a federal prison and owe up to $100,000 in fines plus the costs associated with his prosecution. Wynn was indicted on tax charges on December 18th. He is charged with one count of felony tax evasion and three counts of failing to file tax returns–misdemeanors.
Alpine man owes for years of unpaid tax. According to the indictment, filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Strange, Wynn failed to pay just under $700,000 in taxes, interest and penalties. The tax that the IRS says Wynn owes is based on tax filings of others who claim they paid Wynn. Prosecutors say that Wynn started evading income tax in 1995, when “Instead of paying taxes he allegedly owed, Wynn kept the money for himself and spent it on his personal lifestyle.” Reached by his cellular phone, Wynn was asked if he wished to comment on the case, “Not to you,” he said, and then hung up.
According to the indictment, Wynn has owned and operated a variety of companies, including SCC Southwest Construction, Black River Construction and Development, Wynn’s Pool Services and a bar in Mesa, Monsterland, which closed in 2013. In other court actions, including a criminal case and a civil case in Apache County Superior Court, Wynn was associated with other business entities including Kevin Wynn Long Home Builders and Kevin Scott Wynn Construction. According to prosecutors Wynn lied on an application to refinance property he owns in Alpine in 2008. On the mortgage application Wynn allegedly claimed he was not delinquent or in default on any federal debt and claimed to have paid taxes in 2005 and 2006 when in fact he did not even file tax returns for those years.