ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
Case # 15WF2524
December 9, 2015
SANTA ANA, Calif. – An automobile dealership owner and an accounting firm owner were charged and arraigned for filing approximately $1.2 million in fraudulent tax returns. Young Eui Hong, 51, and James Jun Kul Pak, 49, both of Garden Grove, are each charged with six felony counts of unlawful failure to transfer public funds, six felony counts of grand theft by an employee, four felony counts of making a false and fraudulent return over $25,000 tax liability, and sentencing enhancement allegations for aggravated white collar crime over $500,000 and property loss over $200,000. If convicted, Hong and Pak face a maximum sentence of 19 years in state prison. The defendants are scheduled for a pre-trial hearing Dec. 18, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. in Department W-12, West Justice Center, Westminster.
At the time of the crimes, Hong was the owner of Grand Motors, Inc., an automobile dealership, and Pak owned an accounting firm in Garden Grove, which conducted accounting work for Hong’s dealership. Continue reading