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BRIDGEWATER WOMAN SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS IN
FEDERAL PRISON FOR EVADING TAXES ON EMBEZZLED INCOME

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 18, 2012

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DEBORAH WILMOT, 42, of Bridgewater, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Ellen Bree Burns in New Haven to 24 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for failing 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 ordered WILMOT to pay to the IRS restitution of $69,049, plus interest and penalties.

On March 6, 2012, WILMOT pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion.

This matter was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Christopher W. Schmeisser.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONTACT:

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

 

 

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