DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that a Douglas County District Court judge has sentenced Terry Paul Dorman (DOB: 3/24/1946) to 10 years in prison — the maximum allowable sentence — for his role in defrauding Colorado consumers by stealing their money and funneling their tax returns into his business ventures.
According to Dorman’s indictment, he falsely held himself out as a restaurateur and a certified public accountant and tax lawyer starting in fall 2005. Dorman then obtained access to his clients’ personal identifying information, including their Social Security numbers. Dorman then used his clients personal information to open several lines of credit with different financial institutions and fraudulently entered into a leasing agreement.
Dorman also is alleged to have falsely prepared income tax returns and then convinced his clientele their refunds should be invested in his company. Dorman also was suspected of committing securities fraud by convincing his clients and others to invest in a Lone Tree restaurant venture.
Dorman pleaded guilty July 20, 2009 to theft, a class-three felony; identity theft, a class-four felony; securities fraud, a class-three felony; and tax evasion, a class-five felony.
The Office of the Attorney General prosecuted Dorman after working with investigators from the Colorado Department of Revenue, analysts from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Lone Tree Police Department.