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Former lawyer indicted in Las Vegas on tax evasion charges

A former Utah lawyer appeared in federal court Friday in Las Vegas following his arrest on felony tax evasion charges.

Craig Orrock, 68, who once lived in Las Vegas, was taken into custody in Salt Lake City last week, according to Nevada U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden.

Orrock pleaded not guilty Friday to one count of attempting to evade the payment of tax, one count of attempting to evade the assessment of tax, and one count of attempts to interfere with the administration of IRS laws.

A judge ordered him released on his own recognizance.

A federal indictment alleges Orrock tried to hide money from the IRS over a decade between 2001 and 2010.

He allegedly filed fraudulent bankruptcy petitions and amended tax returns by placing funds and property in the names of nominees and concealing from the IRS the nature and extent of his assets.

The case is being investigated by IRS Criminal Investigation in Las Vegas and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick Burns.

Contact Jeff German at jgerman@reviewjournal.com or 702-380-8135. Find @JGermanRJ on Twitter.

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