One week ago today, on December 15th, Steven Ingersoll was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison. Ingersoll was found guilty on March 10, 2015 of three counts: conspiracy to defraud the United States, and two counts of tax evasion.
According to the official judgment, issued yesterday by United States District Judge Thomas L. Ludington, Ingersoll will be placed in a “medical facility in the Bureau of Prisons”.
There are four levels in the Bureau of Prisons medical care level classification system. A provisional care level is assigned by the Designation and Sentence Computation Center
(DSCC), based primarily on information contained in the presentence investigation report. After arrival at the designated facility, the provisional care level is reviewed and a non-provisional care level is assigned by BOP clinicians. These assignments depend on the clinical resources an inmate needs and his or her ability to function daily without assistance.
Ingersoll will be notified by the United States Marshal Service regarding the federal institution and his surrender date, expected within the next few weeks.
But here's the thing: even though the government estimated his total tax debt between $550,000 and $1,500,000, and at least $2.0 million washed in and out of his pockets between 2012-2015 (years where he did not file a tax return, let alone actually pay taxes), Ingersoll's “criminal monetary penalties” are shockingly small.
Here's why: Judge Ludington waived “the imposition of a fine, the costs of incarceration and the costs of supervision, due to the defendant's lack of financial resources”.
Add to that the fact that he's a fat, white guy with “Doctor” in front of his name, like his buds Mark and Brad, and you'll understand why the judicial system genuflected in front of this convicted felon.
Ingersoll was ordered to pay just $10,145.00 to the IRS, and only $11,762.23 for the cost of his prosecution—an amount estimated well north of $2.0 million.
Pick your chins up off the floor, bitches!
Ludington did order Ingersoll to “fully cooperate with the IRS by filing all delinquent or amended returns” within six months of his December 15, 2016 sentence date and to “timely file all future returns that are due during the term of probation or unsupervised released”.
Ooh, that's harsh!
Upon request by the IRS, Ingersoll is to furnish “information pertaining to all assets and liabilities”, and to “full cooperate by paying all taxes, interest and penalties due, and otherwise comply with the tax laws of the United States.”
Right, I'll believe when I see it!
But Ludington did get tough-ish with Ingersoll: while in custody, Ingersoll is required to “participate in the Inmate Financial Responsibility Program”.
Now that's a joke I wish I'd written!
I mean, why start now? Ingersoll managed to make off with nearly $5.0 million from the Grand Traverse Academy, and no one's holding him “responsible” for that!