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Wilton Contractor Pleads Guilty to Federal Tax Offense

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut

Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Harry T. Chavis, Jr., Special Agent in Charge of IRS Criminal Investigation in New England, today announced that DAVID ANSPACH, 67, of Wilton, pleaded guilty yesterday in Hartford federal court to a tax offense.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Anspach operated a construction and remodeling business.  During the course of a civil audit of Anspach’s tax return for the 2013 tax year, the IRS discovered that Anspach’s business receipts were underreported.  Some of the underreported business receipts were subsequently accounted for as payments to workers, but in an effort to offset further receipts, Anspach provided false documents to a representative who had prepared Anspach’s tax return and was assisting him during the audit.  The documents included fabricated letters and invoices intended to establish that Anspach had made payments to vendors beyond those reported on his tax return.  Anspach’s representative provided the documents to the IRS.

Anspach pleaded guilty to one count of willfully delivering or disclosing to the IRS a false document, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of one year.  He is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea on February 12, 2024.

Anspach is released on a $10,000 bond pending sentencing.

This investigation is being conducted by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation Division.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher W. Schmeisser.

Updated November 16, 2023