ELLINGTON MAN WHO FILED FALSE TAX RETURNS IS SENTENCED
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ROLAND VIOLETTE, JR., 46, of Ellington, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to four months of imprisonment, followed by one year of supervised release, for failing to pay more than $96,528 in federal income taxes in the 2003 and 2004 tax years. VIOLETTE must serve the first four months of his term of supervised release in home confinement.
According to court documents and statements made in court, VIOLETTE withheld from his tax preparer substantial amounts of business receipts for his two businesses, Ellington Oil Company, LLC, and Violette Mechanical, LLC. In April 2004, VIOLETTE filed a 2003 joint income tax return in which he reported a tax liability of $6,701 based on taxable income $31,954, when he knew that the correct tax liability was $45,694 based on taxable income of $157,424. For the 2004 tax year, VIOLETTE’s tax return reported a tax liability of $9,664 based on taxable income of $46,352, when VIOLETTE knew that the correct tax liability was $68,042 based on taxable income of $223,583.
On July 12, 2012, VIOLETTE pleaded guilty to one count of making and subscribing a false tax return.
To date, VIOLETTE has paid $323,645 in back taxes, interest and penalties.
This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Harold H. Chen.
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