A word from the Goodfellas at the Department of Justice
A federal judge in Boston sentenced Charles Adams in September to 48 months in prison for tax evasion, conspiring to defraud the United States and obstructing the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Justice Department and IRS announced. U.S. District Judge F. Dennis Saylor also ordered Adams to pay restitution in the amount of $401,000.
On April 2, 2012, a federal jury convicted Adams, of Norwood, Mass., as well as Catherine Floyd and William Scott Dion, both of Sanbornville, N.H., for conspiracies to defraud the United States through the promotion and use of multiple tax fraud schemes. The jury convicted all three of conspiracy to defraud the IRS by promoting an “under the table” payroll scheme. Dion and Floyd were also convicted for conspiracy to defraud the IRS through the use of an “underground warehouse banking” scheme designed to conceal customer income and assets from the IRS. Floyd and Dion were also convicted separately for corruptly endeavoring to obstruct the IRS’s ability to determine their own income. Adams was separately convicted of tax evasion with respect to his own taxes.
On Sept. 6, 2012, Judge Saylor sentenced Dion to 84 months in prison and ordered him to pay $3 million in restitution. On Sept. 21, 2012, Judge Saylor sentenced Floyd to 60 months in prison and ordered her to pay $3 million in restitution.
According to the evidence presented at trial, Adams, Floyd and Dion ran a payroll tax scheme in order to pay employees “under the table” without properly accounting for, withholding and paying over to the IRS the payroll taxes required by law. The three promoted the payroll scheme to employers and individuals who wanted to avoid payment of employer payroll taxes and individual payroll taxes. They ran the payroll scheme under three different names: Contract America, Talent Management and New Way Enterprises. Approximately 150 individuals subscribed to the payroll scheme and in excess of $2.5 million in unreported wages and compensation were paid through the system.
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