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United States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
Press Release

March 15, 2011

WALLINGFORD MAN WHO FAILED TO PAY MORE
THAN $80,000 IN FEDERAL INCOME TAX IS SENTENCED

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that GARY ABOLAFIA, 64, of Nod Brook Road, Wallingford, was sentenced yesterday, March 14, by Senior United States District Judge Ellen Bree Burns in New Haven to three years of probation, the first six months of which ABOLAFIA must spend in home confinement, for failing to pay more than $80,000 in federal income taxes.

On November 10, 2010, ABOLAFIA pleaded guilty to one count of filing a false federal income tax return.

According to court documents and statements made in court, when ABOLAFIA filed his 2004 federal income tax return, he claimed his taxable income was $92,060.  However, investigation by the Internal Revenue Service determined that ABOLAFIA had actually earned $163,500.  ABOLAFIA also underreported his 2003 income, and did not file his 2005 tax return.  ABOLAFIA’s total tax liability for the 2003, 2004 and 2005 tax years is $82,998.

ABOLAFIA has been ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $82,988 to the IRS.

This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Calvin B. Kurimai.

 

CONTACT:

 

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
Tom Carson
(203) 821-3722
thomas.carson@usdoj.gov

 

 

 

 

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