South Jersey Business Owner Charged with Tax Fraud
Chung Lam, age 39, of Sicklerville, New Jersey, was charged today by Information with 12 counts of failure to collect and pay taxes, in violation of 26 U.S.C. § 7202, announced United States Attorney William M. McSwain. Lam owned a C&L Labor, a company that provided temporary workers to other companies. Lam paid hundreds of its employees in cash, as “under the table” wages on which no employment taxes were withheld.
If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 60 years imprisonment, a fine of $3,000,000, a special assessment of $1,200, and three years of supervised release.
The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Laurie Magid.
An Indictment, Information or Criminal Complaint is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.