States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|March 22, 2011||
NAUGATUCK MAN CHARGED WITH TAX FRAUD
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that a federal grand jury sitting in New Haven returned an indictment today charging AUGUSTINE C. OFILI, 53, of Fawn Meadow Drive, Naugatuck, with four counts of filing a false tax return.
The indictment alleges that OFILI under reported income from his business on his 2004 through 2007 federal income tax returns, and that he failed to report capital gains in 2006 and 2007 from the sale of residential property in Bridgeport that he owned. The indictment further alleges that OFILI deducted $25,000 in rental income losses on a property he did not own.
If convicted, OFILI faces a maximum term of imprisonment of three years and a fine of up to $250,000, on each count.
U.S. Attorney Fein stressed that an indictment is not evidence of guilt. Charges are only allegations, and each defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
This case is being investigated by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David T. Huang.
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