northern virginia business owner sentenced to prison for failing to pay employment taxes
WASHINGTON - A northern Virginia business owner was sentenced today in federal court in Alexandria, Va., for failing to collect, account for and pay over to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) more than $200,000 in withholdings from employees’ paychecks, the Justice Department and IRS announced today. U.S. District Court Judge Ellis sentenced Eric Jon Eisenhower, a resident of Fairfax Station, Va., to 19 months in prison and ordered him to pay $88,826.79 in restitution to the IRS.
According to court documents, Eisenhower was the president of CoManage Inc., a computer software development company. From December 2004 through June 2008, Eisenhower failed to pay over to the IRS CoManage’s employees’ withholdings for Social Security, Medicare and federal income taxes.
Acting Assistant Attorney General John A. DiCicco of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Neil H. MacBride, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, commended the investigative efforts of the IRS agent involved in this case, as well as Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Lytle and Tax Division Trial Attorney Caryn Finley, who prosecuted the case.