Glastonbury Man Sentenced to Prison for Conspiracy and Tax Offenses Related to Kickback Scheme
John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JAVED CHOUDHRY, 60, of Glastonbury, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to eight months of imprisonment, followed by four months of home confinement and three years of supervised release, for conspiracy and tax offenses related to a kickback scheme.
According to court documents and statements made in court, CHOUDHRY was employed by a construction company based in Stamford. Between 2011 and 2014, CHOUDHRY received between $250,000 and $500,000 in cash kickbacks from construction contractors in exchange for steering them millions of dollars in contracts on construction projects in Stamford.
In addition, CHOUDHRY failed to report to the Internal Revenue Service most of the income he received through the kickback scheme.
As part of his sentence, CHOUDHRY is required to pay back taxes of approximately $47,500, plus interest and penalties.
On May 16, 2017, CHOUDHRY pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of filing a false tax return.
This investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation Division. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas P. Morabito.