New York Resident Pleads Guilty to Employment Tax Fraud
A Suffolk County, New York, resident pleaded guilty today to failing to account for and pay over employment taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.
According to court documents, Scott Warner owned and operated a temporary employment agency in Suffolk County, New York, that did business under multiple names, including Around the Clock Staffing Inc., Your Staffing Service Inc., Your Staffing Services Inc., Revlis Consulting Corp., and City Consulting Corp. Warner was responsible for withholding federal income tax, Social Security and Medicare taxes from his employees’ wages, paying the taxes over to the IRS, and filing employment tax returns. Despite this obligation, Warner failed to pay over to the IRS approximately $687,480 withheld from employee wages from Oct. 2012 through Dec. 2016.
Warner faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison. He also faces a period of supervised release, restitution, and monetary penalties.
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Zuckerman thanked special agents of IRS Criminal Investigation, who conducted the investigation, and Tax Division Trial Attorneys Mark Kotila and Ann M. Cherry, who are prosecuting this case.