Wife of convicted Boca scamster allegedly filed false tax return

By Palm Beach Business.com

WEST PALM BEACH — The wife of a commodities trader and convicted scamster has been charged with filing a false tax return.

Victoria R. Meisner of Boca Raton allegedly filed a joint tax return showing 2003 income of $49,626 when she knew she should have reported income of at least $430,000.

Meisner’s husband, Michael A. Meisner, pleaded guilty to three counts of mail fraud, loan application fraud and tax fraud. Michael Meisner, a registered commodities trading advisor, admitted scamming more than 260 investors in a $37 million fraud through a company called Phoenix Diversified Investment Corp.

Michael Meisner admitted that abouty $6.8 million in investor money were used to support his and his family’s luxurious lifestyle. Among other things, he used the money to buy or lease of at least 15 luxury cars, including a $217,800 2005 Bentley GT and a $152,000 2005 Aston Martin; the purchase or lease of eight Palm Beach County residences, including high-end single-family homes in gated communities and oceanfront condominiums; luxury vacations, private education expenses, country club fees, multiple large-screen televisions and other high-end electronics, luxury clothing and housewares, and a lavish wedding for his daughter held at Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach.

Michael Meisner is  scheduled to be sentenced on January 29, at 1:30 p.m. by Federal Judge Kenneth A. Marra.

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