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October 19, 2017

Texas Comptroller’s Office Investigation Leads to Florida Man Receiving 10-Year Prison Sentence for Motor Fuel Tax Fraud

(AUSTIN) — An investigation by the Texas Comptroller’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID) recently led to the arrest and conviction of a Naples, Fla., man on two felony counts of motor fuel tax fraud, one felony count of tampering with physical evidence and two felony counts of credit card abuse.

On Oct. 11, a Burleson County judge sentenced Daniel Danger, 51, to 10 years in prison for transporting motor fuel without shipping documents, evading motor fuel tax and tampering with physical evidence, and two years in prison for credit card abuse. The prison sentences will run concurrently. Danger was also fined $10,000.

“I hope this serves as a lesson to would-be criminals who think breaking tax laws will only amount to a slap on the wrist,” Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said. “These are very serious offenses and I am grateful that CID was instrumental in making sure justice was served.”

The Caldwell Police Department assisted CID during this investigation, which was prosecuted by the Burleson County District Attorney’s office.

CID’s mission is to investigate and deter criminal conduct against state tax laws administered by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. Go to the Comptroller’s website for more information about CID’s work.