States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|January 4, 2010||
KILLINGWORTH MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FEDERAL TAX CHARGE
Nora R. Dannehy, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DAVID THOMAS, 55, of Fawn Hill Drive, Killingworth, pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to one count of filing a false federal tax return.
According to court documents and statements made in court, THOMAS, in his capacity as a licensed attorney, was retained by the Cedar Island Improvement Association to provide legal assistance relating to the installation of an underwater pipe connecting the Town of Clinton and Cedar Island. In 2004 and 2005, THOMAS received approximately $120,977.22 from the Association. However, for the tax years 2004 and 2005, THOMAS filed federal tax returns that failed to report the $120,977.22 he received, and that showed his adjusted gross income as zero.
Judge Underhill has scheduled sentencing for March 25, 2010, at which time THOMAS faces a maximum term of imprisonment of three years and a fine of up to $100,000. Also, THOMAS must pay approximately $44,000 in back taxes, plus penalties and interest.
This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation Division. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Douglas P. Morabito.
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