Accountant sentenced in scheme to evade taxes on over $1.6 million in income
GREENBELT, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced John Stephen Galvin, age 49 , of Annandale, Virginia, owner and operator of an Annandale accounting firm, today to a year and a day in prison followed by three years of supervised release for attempted tax evasion, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.
According to the plea agreement, Galvin, a certified public accountant, owned and operated Galvin, Moses & Associates, Inc. (GMA) located in Annandale which provided accounting and tax services to clients. Between 1996 through 2002, Galvin earned at least $60,000 annually from operating GMA, and an additional $1.2 million in income from other sources. Galvin attempted to conceal this income from the IRS by failing to file an individual income tax return for the tax years during this time period. Additionally, Galvin filed tax returns for GMA for tax years 1999 and 2000 which falsely reported that GMA earned no gross receipts, when in fact GMA received substantial gross receipts. In all, Galvin failed to report to the IRS income totaling about $1,620,000 and attempted to evade income taxes of more than $400,000.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation for its investigative work, and commended Assistant United States Attorney Michael R. Pauze, who prosecuted the case.