Boston - A Hopkinton man was sentenced today for filing false tax returns which claimed large refunds to which he was not entitled.
William A. Reinertson, 52 , was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Denise J. Casper to 15 months in prison to be followed by one year of supervised release. Reinertson also was ordered to pay $101,588 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service. In August 2012, Reinertson pleaded guilty to four counts of filing false tax returns for tax years 2005 through 2008.
Reinertson and his wife filed joint returns and submitted false W-2s claiming that the landscaping and construction businesses Reinertson operated withheld more than $200,000 in federal income taxes from wages paid to each of them and claimed they were entitled to tax refunds. In fact, no withholdings had been made or were paid over to the IRS.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and William P. Offord, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation in Boston, made the announcement today. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sandra S. Bower of Ortiz’s Economic Crimes Unit.