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WORCESTER LAWYER CONVICTED ON ALL COUNTS

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 2010

BOSTON, MA - A Southborough man was convicted today in federal court of six counts of tax evasion for failing to pay employment taxes, including the taxes withheld from his employees’ paychecks.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Susan Dukes, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service - Boston Field Division, announced today that CHRISTOPHER M. UHL, 52, of Southborough, was convicted by a jury sitting before U.S. District Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV of six counts of tax evasion for the years 2000 through 2005.

Evidence presented during the seven day trial proved that the defendant intentionally evaded payment of approximately $233,000 in employment taxes. During the years 2000 through 2005, the defendant intentionally failed to pay over the FICA and income taxes withheld from his employees’ paychecks as well as his matching FICA contributions and his unemployment tax. The defendant made numerous false statements to Special Agent Joy Chambers and others from the Internal Revenue Service in order to further his goal of evading employment taxes.

Judge Saylor scheduled sentencing for July 20, 2010. UHL faces up to 5 years imprisonment, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a $100,000 fine on each count.

The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys David Hennessy and Karin M. Bell of Ortiz’s Worcester Branch Office.

 

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