Fleming Charged with Tax Evasion
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del.- A well-known photographer from the Delmarva area has been charged with tax evasion in connection to his shops.
Kevin Fleming, a former National Geographic photographer now has his hands full with a federal lawsuit.
His shop which currently is located on Rehoboth Avenue, and his former shop in Lewes are now at the center of attention for his tax evasion lawsuit.
According to court documents, within the calendar years of 2012 to 2017 Fleming failed to pay his taxes among many other charges.
Court documents say Fleming is charged with five counts of tax evasion, four counts of failure to file tax returns, and seven counts of failure to pay over employee tax to the government.
Earlier today, WRDE stopped by his store on the Avenue to try and get a comment. Fleming was not at the store, but one of his employees was, and she had no idea about the charges. She did not wish to speak to us either.
When we left the store, shortly afterwards, the woman locked the door to the store and drove off in her car.
We returned later to try and get more information but the door was still locked and no one was inside, although the sign on the door read they were still open.
According to public documents, Fleming took over $22,000 of taxable wages from his employees.
Also in the indictment, it says that from 2013 to 2016 Fleming made no less than $248,000 in a taxable year.
The document says he failed to make an income take return payment for the years before the required date.
We reached out to Fleming and got no response.
The maximum penalties for the charges he is facing can add up to 64 years in prison, with additional fines up to $3.4 million, and also be ordered to pay back the lost taxes.
The indictment says that Fleming has been scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 14, at 1 p.m.