Florida Male Escort Pleads Guilty To Underreporting Income

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, Jami Kopacz, a male escort from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, pleaded guilty to filing a false corporate tax return. According to the Department of Justice, court documents show Kopacz worked as a paid escort for clients across the United States.

Magistrate Judge Patrick M. Hunt accepted Kopacz’s plea.

Kopacz received payments directly from his escort clients, and also from a private business for whom he worked as an independent contractor. From 2015 to 2018, Kopacz used his corporation, JK Training, LLC, to receive income, and then filed false corporate tax returns (Forms 1120S) that substantially underreported the company’s gross receipts and total income. The understatement on JK Training’s corporate tax return was consequently passed through to Kopacz’s individual tax returns, which were also false as they underreported his total income.

Kopacz caused a total tax loss of $278,325.

Kopacz’s sentencing is schedule before U.S. District Judge Roy K. Altman on March 5, 2021.

Kopacz faces a statutory maximum sentence of three years in prison, as well as a period of supervised release, monetary penalties, and restitution.

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