Newport News Lawyer Convicted of Tax Fraud

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A Newport News woman was sentenced today to 52 months in prison and ordered to pay a $200,000 fine after failing to comply with the assessment of his income taxes in 2015 and 2016.

According to court records, Nosuk Kim, 61, was a former licensed attorney, associate judge, and a member of the disciplinary committee for the Virginia State Bar. While serving in these capacities, she and her husband cleaned up more than $2.2 million in fraudulently obtained funds from a company in China and her attorney-trust account. The accused used the money to pay off a line of credit on the family home and to buy other real estate investments.

The money that was laundered was the proceeds of her husband’s numerous frauds involving more than $7 million in government contracts. The defendant’s wife, Beyung Kim, was previously charged in the Eastern District of Virginia and punished to 58 months in prison in August 2021.

Despite filing approximately $970,000 in taxable income in 2015 and approximately $1,250,000 in taxable income in 2016, the defendant failed to report a portion of this income. on federal income taxes for those tax years. Due to his tax evasion, the defendant lost taxes amounting to $868,924.54 in the United States.

Jessica D. Aber, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Derek Gordon, Special Agent in Charge of Security Investigations at US Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Chris Dillard, Special Agent in Charge for the Office of the Defense Inspector General, Crime Prevention Investigations; Cynthia L. Hearn, Deputy Special Agent in Charge of the Washington DC Field Office, IRS-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI); and Peter J. Tolentino, Special Agent in Charge of the NCIS Economic Crimes Field Office made the announcement following the sentencing by US District Judge David J. Novak.

The help of the Defense Contract Audit Agency is very important.

Assistant Attorneys Brian J. Samuels and D. Mack Coleman prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is available on the website of the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Court records and information are available on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or above PACER by searching for Article No. 4:22-cr-52.

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