This week, it was announced that a north suburban businessman had pleaded guilty to willfully failing to pay more than $800,000 in personal and corporate income taxes. Jordan Eckerling was the owner of Pagecomm of Illinois Inc. The defendant admitted that from 2008 to 2012 he caused the United States and Illinois to lose $806,099 in taxes. The individual was the sole shareholder and officer of Pagecomm. He attempted to conceal income by causing the company to issue him “business checks” which were cashed or used for personal expenses.
The defendant also caused the company to pay a housekeeper to regularly clean his boat, primary and secondary residences. Eckerling also admitted to charging personal expenses to the company’s credit card accounts. 52-year-old Jordan Eckerling of Highland Park, Illinois pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion on Wednesday. The defendant is now scheduled to be sentenced on May 17, 2017. At the time of sentencing, he will face a maximum punishment of five years in prison and a fine of $100,000.
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