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Queens Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Payroll Tax Fraud

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs
Caused a Tax Loss to the IRS of More Than $300,000

A New York woman pleaded guilty today to employment tax crimes.

According to court documents, Catherine Manzione, of Queens, co-owned and operated All American Transit Mix Crop (All American), a concrete company, with her father, Rocco Manzione. From the second quarter of 2013 through the third quarter of 2017, Catherine and Rocco Manzione withheld federal employment taxes from the wages of All American’s employees, but they did not timely file All American’s employment tax returns, nor did they pay over the required taxes to the IRS. For the second quarter of 2017 alone, they did not pay more than $38,000 in payroll taxes they had withheld from their employees’ wages. In total, Catherine Manzione caused a tax loss to the IRS of approximately $311,135.

In addition to All American, Rocco Manzione owned and operated at least two other concrete companies. He previously pleaded guilty to payroll tax fraud and tax evasion related to his operation of all three companies. Rocco Manzione is scheduled to be sentenced on April 26.

Catherine Manzione is scheduled to be sentenced on May 25. She faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison, as well as a period of supervised release, restitution and monetary penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division made the announcement.

IRS-Criminal Investigation is investigating the case.

Trial Attorneys Brittney Campbell and Kathryn Carpenter of the Tax Division are prosecuting the case.

Updated February 17, 2022

Press Release Number: 22-141