A former North Idaho resident has been charged with federal tax evasion.
Michael George Fitzpatrick is accused of using offshore bank accounts to hide his assets and of failing to file individual income tax returns in 2003 and 2004.
He also allegedly didn't filed corporate income tax returns in 2004 for the Washington corporation Dynamic Solutions, and a Nevada corporation, NAES.
Both companies claimed to allow people "to completely eliminate their credit card debt and other types of debt," according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Fitzpatrick, a former resident of Sandpoint and Hope, as well as Kent, Wash., is charged with two counts of tax evasion and two counts of failure to file a tax return, according to a grand jury indictment filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Boise.
Tax evasion carries a maximum of 5 years in prison; failure to file brings a maximum of one year.