Former school board member sentenced to prison

Theodore Paul Victor Jr.

A former Port Arthur Independent School District board member was sentenced to prison Monday, Nov. 24, convicted of income tax violations, according to U.S. Attorney’s Office public information officer Davilyn Walston.

Theodore Paul Victor Jr., 44, pleaded guilty on June 10, 2014, to tax evasion and was sentenced to 16 months in federal prison on Nov. 24 by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone. Victor was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $432,438.78.

According to information presented in court, for the calendar year 2009, Victor failed to disclose all of his taxable income resulting in a tax loss.  At sentencing, Victor was ordered to pay restitution to the IRS in the amount of $70,467.17 and restitution to his former employer, the Medical Center of Southeast Texas, in the amount of $361,971.61.  He was indicted by a federal grand jury on Apr. 2, 2014.  

This was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John B. Ross.