Former Madison man sentenced on tax charges

Woman accused of stealing from investors

A former Madison man was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison after being convicted on numerous tax charges.

Scott Bodley, 58, was charged with filing false money orders with the IRS, filing false 1099-OID documents with the IRS, filing false tax returns with the IRS, income tax evasion, and endeavoring to impede and obstruct the due administration of the Internal Revenue laws.

Prosecutors said Bodley stopped filing legitimate tax returns in 1999. In 2003, Bodley threatened to file liens on an IRS agent who was auditing his 1999-2001 taxes. They said that from 2004 to 2009, Bodley filed false W-4 documents with his employers in an effort to avoid withholding of taxes from his paychecks. In 2004, he quit his job in an effort to stop an IRS levy on his wages, and in 2008, Bodley filed in excess of 100 false forms with the IRS, according to reports.

Judge Barbara Crabb said Bodley was a very strange individual whose interests were very narrow and focused only on himself. Crabb told Bodley, “Your campaign against the IRS is not only without any legal foundation but it had a severe effect on the IRS, which you intended.”

She said she was disturbed by the fact that Bodley talked other people into doing the same thing and that he showed no remorse for his conduct. She said, “You are a financial danger to the community and have the capacity to inflict emotional damage on a lot of people.”