Former Businessman Sentenced for Failed Payroll Tax Payments
On October 12, 2012, in Boston, Mass., William E. Belleville, of Groton, was sentenced to 18 months in prison, one year of supervised release and ordered to pay $460,000 in restitution for failing to pay payroll taxes collected from his employees. On April 10, 2012., Belleville pleaded guilty to conspiracy and tax evasion charges. According to court documents, Belleville, was the former owner of a paving and plowing company, Mass. Paving. From 1993 to 2006, he withheld payroll and income taxes from his employees’ wages, but failed to remit those sums, totaling approximately $460,000, to the Internal Revenue Service.
Sewing Company Owner Sentenced for Payroll Tax Violations
On October 12, 2012 in New York, N.Y., Dong Sun Mun, the former owner and operator of Match Fashions Inc., was sentenced to 36 months in prison and three years of supervised release for his role in a scheme to evade payroll taxes and for jumping bail. Mun was also ordered to pay more than $304,000 in restitution to the IRS. According to the court documents, Mun owned and operated Match Fashions, a Manhattan company that did sewing work for couture companies. From 2004 through 2006, Mun cashed many of the checks he received from customers at check-cashing establishments rather than deposit them into bank accounts.