A New York City council member and owner of a real estate management business, filed a personal tax return in 2016 that included false and fraudulent information concerning his income and business expenses.
Between 2013-2015 he failed to fully pay taxes on his income from the business and evaded approximately $82,076 in taxes due to the IRS. The city councilman admitted that he defrauded the IRS in connection with his real estate business and pleaded guilty to a single count of filing a false tax return.
He agreed to pay restitution of at least $82,076 plus interest. The councilman could face a maximum sentence of one year in prison, one year of supervised release, a fine of $100,000.