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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Taxi Company Owner Who Filed False Tax Returns is Sentenced

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that WILLIAM SCALZI, 62, of Durham, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to three years of probation, the first six months of which Scalzi must serve in home confinement, for filing false tax returns.  Judge Bolden also ordered Scalzi to pay a $2,500 fine.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Scalzi, the owner of Transportation General, Inc., of West Haven, understated his taxable income by running personal expenses through his company.  Scalzi used his company’s credit cards to pay for numerous personal expenses, which were deducted as business expenses on Transportation General’s corporate tax returns.  He also did not include these personal expenses as income on his personal tax returns for the 2007 through 2010 tax years.

On February 25, 2019, Scalzi pleaded guilty to one count of subscribing a false tax return.

Scalzi has paid $297,319.31 in restitution to the IRS, which satisfied his criminal and civil tax liabilities for the 2007 through 2010 tax years.

This matter was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas P. Morabito.

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Updated June 19, 2019