NEW HARTFORD MAN SENTENCED
TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR TAX EVASION
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that KEVIN BRUSH, 45, of New Hartford, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to six months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for tax evasion.
According to court documents and statements made in court, this matter stems from an investigation into BRUSH’s conduct while he was employed at a Connecticut car dealership. BRUSH began working at the car dealership in 1994. In approximately 2000, he was promoted to general manager and minority owner, and he was placed in charge of the day-to-day operations of the dealership while the owner resided in Florida and operated another car dealership. Between 2004 and 2006, BRUSH stole from the dealership by writing checks from nonpayroll company bank accounts, payable to himself, and also to third-party venders for merchandise that was for his own benefit. BRUSH also used the company’s American Express account to make unauthorized purchases. In total, BRUSH stole at least $325,750 from the dealership.
BRUSH failed to pay federal income taxes on the money he stole, underpaying his federal tax obligation by $104,474 for the 2004 through 2006 tax years.
Today, Judge Chatigny ordered BRUSH to pay back taxes, penalties and interest in the amount of $235,079.84.
This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Novick.
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