Amy and Bob Bosley were like local royalty — they owned a million-dollar roofing business and were active volunteers in their community. But a phone call one spring morning would devastate their Campbell County, Ky., domain.
“Someone is breaking into my house,” Amy frantically told a 911 dispatcher. “Oh my God, he shot my husband!” she exclaimed.
Police rushed to the scene and discovered the Bosley’s cabin in shambles. The back door was broken in, shattered glass was everywhere and in the bedroom they found Bob Bosley dead — shot seven times.
The Money Trail
For years Bob had built up his chimney sweep and roofing business, eventually turning it into somewhat of a local empire with Amy right beside him handing the bookkeeping. But during the investigation into the murder, police discovered something suspicious in Amy’s car: hundreds of unmailed checks to the IRS totaling about $1.7 million in back employment taxes.
Weeks before the shooting, Amy met with an IRS agent who informed her they were investigating Bob for nonpayment of taxes. Amy went to great lengths to keep the tax problems from her husband even going as far as to impersonate him over the phone, according to police. But she could not keep this problem away from Bob for too much longer as the IRS agent was going to meet Bob for what turned out to be the day after he was be murdered.
The Surprising Outcome
While there was a mountain of circumstantial evidence against Amy including a crime scene that looked staged and Amy having the same type of gun used to kill her husband in her purse, prosecutors admitted they didn’t have a slam dunk. But statements Amy’s children, Morgan, 9, and Trevor, 6, gave to police following the murder would become the strongest piece of evidence to show that their mother’s story that an intruder came into the house was false. Their testimony was crucial, but no one wanted to force young children who had already lost their father to testify against their mother. As a result, prosecutors reluctantly offered Amy Bosley a deal — the minimum sentence of 20 years if she pleaded guilty — and to everyone’s surprise she took the deal.
Bob’s family is certain Amy did it and speculated that the motive involved that missing money from his company and IRS debt that Bob did not even know about.
So when you have IRS problems and we know that murder will not resolve them, how can taxpayers who owe the IRS avoid collection action? You need to have a plan.
The Law Offices Of Jeffrey B. Kahn, P.C. can help you negotiate a resolution through the IRS and avoid a forced shut-down of your business.
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