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Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Melville, N.Y., Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Failure to Pay Over Employment Taxes

WASHINGTON - Louis Alba pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Central Islip, N.Y., to failing to pay over to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employment taxes, the Justice Department and IRS announced today.

According to court documents, Alba owned and operated CDJ Builders Corporation, a construction business in Melville that operated at construction sites in the New York Metropolitan area. Alba admitted that between 2004 and 2010, CDJ failed to pay over to the IRS approximately $779,387 in Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) taxes and federal income taxes that CDJ withheld from its employees’ paychecks.

 

Alba faces a potential maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Judge Leonard D. Wexler, who is presiding over the matter, has not set a sentencing date.

The case was investigated by IRS - Criminal Investigation and is being prosecuted by Trial Attorneys Mark Kotila and Jeffrey B. Bender of the Justice Department’s Tax Division. The case is CR-11-730.

Additional information about the Tax Division and its enforcement efforts is available at www.usdoj.gov/tax .

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