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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Stratford Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Tax Evasion

Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that LENWORTH HAYNES, 55, of Stratford, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to six months of imprisonment and six months of home confinement with electronic monitoring.

According to court documents and statements made in court, HAYNES was employed as a cook at a nursing home in Trumbull and, since approximately 1996, operated his own tax preparation business.  From 2006 to 2008, HAYNES evaded his personal federal income taxes by failing to declare income he earned from his tax preparation business.  During those three years, HAYNES should have reported total taxable income of $255,071.38.  Instead, he reported taxable income of negative $3,761, resulting in a loss to the government of $82,704.

HAYNES has been ordered to pay back taxes, plus interest and penalties.

On April 17, 2013, HAYNES pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion.

This matter was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Susan L. Wines.


Tom Carson
(203) 821-3722

Updated March 18, 2015