States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|May 27, 2010||
WARREN MAN SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR TAX EVASION
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that VINCENT MAVILIA, 67, of Warren, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Alfred V. Covello in Hartford to 18 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for evading federal income taxes for more than a decade. MAVILIA also was ordered to pay a fine in the amount of $5000. On November 19, 2009, MAVILIA pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion.
According to court documents and statements made in court, MAVILIA has owned and operated a number of bars and adult entertainment businesses. However, from 1992 through 2003, MAVILIA took steps to conceal from the Internal Revenue Service his ownership of the businesses, and the income he received, by placing them in the name of his adult daughter. MAVILIA further attempted to conceal his income from his businesses by using bank accounts in his daughter’s name to deposit funds and make payments of his personal expenses. MAVILIA also purchased and owned real property in Branford, Brookfield, and Danbury, but placed the properties in the names of other individuals in order to keep them beyond the reach of the IRS.
Today, Judge Covello ordered MAVILIA to pay to the IRS $359,291.15 in back taxes, penalties and interest.
This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation Division. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anastasia E. King.
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