Owner of New York Sportswear Distribution Business Sentenced for Tax Fraud
Harry Neuhoff, a resident of Brooklyn, N.Y., was sentenced to serve 12 months and one day in prison and three years supervised release for tax evasion, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced today.
According to documents filed with the court, Neuhoff was the president and an owner of EVA TEES Inc., a wholesale distributor of sportswear. EVA TEES was formerly located in Long Island City, N.Y., and is presently located in Piscataway, N.J. From approximately 2006 to 2008, Neuhoff manipulated EVA TEES accounts through his accounting software program to delete cash sales from the general ledger accounts maintained on the computer accounting system. As a result, Neuhoff caused false corporate tax returns to be filed with the IRS that underreported the company’s gross receipts. During those years, Neuhoff’s behavior also resulted in his filing false personal income tax returns with the IRS. According to documents filed with the court, Neuhoff underreported the gross receipts of EVA TEES by at least $1.5 million using computer manipulation.
The case was investigated by IRS-Criminal Investigation. Trial Attorneys Mark Kotila and Karen E. Kelly of the Justice Department’s Tax Division prosecuted this case.