Mark Carlson managed the finances for the Leo Byrnes Trust and was the business manager for two companies, American Pride Insulation and Atlantic Abatement Construction. He neglected to pay over the payroll taxes. This totaled $1,086,816.50 from all three companies from 2015 to 2018.
In 2019 Carlson filed a tax return using a W2 he had created. He claimed $8,946 had been withheld in employment taxes on his behalf and paid to the IRS, but no money had been paid to the IRS.
Mark Carlson plead guilty to filing a false tax return and failing to pay over payroll taxes, including social security and Medicare taxes, that were withheld from employee paychecks. He faces up to $10,000 fine and a sentence of up to five years in prison.