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Auburn Man Pleads Guilty to Filing a False Tax Return

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

BOSTON – An Auburn man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Worcester to filing a false personal tax return.

Stephen Hubley, 64, pleaded guilty to one count of filing a false and fraudulent tax return. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman scheduled sentencing for Sept. 17, 2021.

Hubley admitted he failed to report several hundreds of thousands of dollars in income on his 2019 personal tax return.

The charge of filing a false and fraudulent tax return provides for a sentence of up to three years in prison, one year of supervised release, restitution equal to the tax loss as determined the Court and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell and Ramsey E. Covington, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigations in Boston made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney John T. Mulcahy of Mendell’s Worcester Branch Office is prosecuting the case.

Updated May 28, 2021