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San Ramon Man Sentenced To 21 Months For Tax Evasion

November 20, 2012

OAKLAND, Calif. – Thomas Calise was sentenced today to 21 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution in the amount $493,887, United States Attorney Melinda Haag announced.

On May 11, 2012, Calise pleaded guilty to tax evasion. In pleading guilty, Calise admitted that starting in 2004 he was employed with Fidelity Capital Funding where he was paid based on commission. During that period, Calise asked his employer to pay his commissions for 2004 and 2005 to his spouse, and Calise admitted that he intentionally failed to report the income he earned from Fidelity Capital Funding to the Internal Revenue Service. Then in 2006 and 2007, Calise asked his employer to issue and pay his salary and commissions to a company that he controlled, TC Financial, rather than to himself. Calise also intentionally failed to report the income he diverted to TC Financial during 2006 - 2007. For tax years 2004 through 2007, Calise owed approximately $493,887 in additional tax.

On May 5, 2012, Calise, 50, of San Ramon, Calif., was charged by superseding information with tax evasion. He pleaded guilty to that offense.

Stephen Corrigan and Thomas Newman are the Assistant U.S. Attorneys who are prosecuting this case with the assistance of Kathleen Turner. The prosecution is the result of an investigation by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration and the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation.





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