States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|May 17, 2010||
FORMER ATTORNEY WHO FAILED TO PAY TAXES ON MORE THAN $120,000 IN INCOME IS SENTENCED
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that DAVID THOMAS, 56, of Fawn Hill Drive, Killingworth, was sentenced on Friday, May 14, by United States District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to three years of probation for failing to pay taxes on more than $120,000 in income. Judge Underhill also ordered THOMAS to perform 150 hours of community service. On January 4, 2010, THOMAS pleaded guilty 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.
THOMAS, who has resigned from the practice of law, must pay approximately $80,744 in back taxes, penalties and interest.
This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Douglas P. Morabito.
U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
Department of Justice
Project Safe Neighborhoods