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Bucks County Man Sentenced To 18 Months In Federal Prison For Filing False Tax Returns and Structuring Cash Deposits Of Marijuana Sales Proceeds

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

Bradley Mark Cohen, 61, of Ottsville, PA,  with sentenced today to 18 months in prison, following his July 12, 2017 plea of guilty to four counts of filing false tax returns and three counts of structuring cash deposits to avoid a reporting requirement, announced Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen. Cohen was also ordered to pay restitution of over $84,000 in back taxes to the IRS.


In connection with his guilty plea, Cohen admitted that between 2010 and 2014, he failed to report over $950,000 on his tax returns that he earned from his companies, Green Revolution, Inc. and Plug-In Manufacturing, which were involved in the business of selling “green” energy products, such as capacitors, to commercial and residential customers. Cohen admitted that instead of declaring this money as income, he used it to pay the majority of his personal living expenses, including his home mortgage, personal credit cards, golf club membership, and home improvements, and falsely treated these payments as business expenses that he falsely deducted from his income.


Cohen also admitted that between January 1, 2014, and September 18, 2015, he received cash from the illegal sale of marijuana that he had shipped to him from California, and that structured the deposit of over $143,000 of marijuana proceeds into his bank accounts in amounts less than $10,000 each deposit, in order to evade the banks’ currency transaction reporting requirements, of which Cohen was aware.


The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael S. Lowe.

Updated November 9, 2017