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Vallejo Man Sentenced to over 7 Years in Prison for International Money Laundering Conspiracy and Tax Fraud

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Marty Marciano Boone, 58, of Vallejo, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley to seven years and three months in prison following his conviction after jury trial for conspiracy to commit money laundering, two counts of substantive money laundering, and filing a false tax return, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Marty Boone and his wife and co-defendant Ronda Boone, 56, filed separate false tax returns claiming that they were owed millions of dollars in refunds from the IRS. While the IRS flagged Ronda Boone’s tax return as fraudulent and denied her claim, Marty Boone’s false return resulted in the IRS paying him over $1.9 million in a refund check. Evidence at trial established that Marty and Ronda Boone then laundered those funds through domestic and foreign accounts, including by establishing a shell corporation in Cyprus and a church in the state of Washington through which the defendants moved the fraudulently obtained money.

This case is the product of an investigation by IRS Criminal Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Yelovich is prosecuting the case.

Ronda Boone is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 21. She faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.

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