FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2004
TDD (202) 514-1888
NEW YORK CLOTHING MANUFACTURER SENTENCED TO PRISON
FOR TAX FRAUD
Mr. Estevez, 51 years old, of New York City, was charged on May 9, 2003 in a four-count indictment with filing fraudulent corporate income tax returns on behalf of Jasmine Fashions, Inc., for the fiscal years ending May 31, 1993 through May 31, 1996. Jasmine Fashions was a sewing factory that Mr. Estevez owned and operated during the 1990's, located at 248 McKibbin Street, Brooklyn, NY. Following his arrest on September 26, 2003, Mr. Estevez was released on bond, but confined to his home under electronic monitoring. On March 30, 2004, Mr. Estevez pled guilty to Count 4 of the indictment, which charged him with filing a fraudulent corporate tax return for the 1996 fiscal year.
Assistant Attorney General Eileen J. O’Connor thanked Tax Division Trial Attorney James Chapman for prosecuting the case. She also thanked the special agents of the Internal Revenue Service, whose assistance was essential to the successful investigation and prosecution of the case.
Additional information about the Justice Department’s Tax Division and its enforcement efforts may be found at http://www.usdoj.gov/tax.