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BRIDGEWATER WOMAN ADMITS
EVADING TAXES ON EMBEZZLED INCOME

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 6, 2012

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DEBORAH WILMOT, 42, of Bridgewater, waived her right to indictment and pleaded guilty today before Senior United States District Judge Ellen Bree Burns in New Haven to one count of tax evasion stemming from her failure to pay taxes on more than $200,000 in embezzled income.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in 2008 and 2009, WILMOT embezzled a total of $221,624 from a software company where she was employed as a bookkeeper.  When she filed her federal tax returns for the 2008 and 2009 tax years, WILMOT failed to report the embezzled income, resulting in a tax loss to the Internal Revenue Service of $69,049.

Judge Burns has scheduled sentencing for May 29, 2012, at which time WILMOT faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years and a fine of up to $250,000.  WILMOT also must pay to the IRS restitution of $69,049, plus interest and penalties.

This matter was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Christopher W. Schmeisser.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONTACT:

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

 

 

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