Dover Insurance Broker Sentenced for Tax Fraud
BOSTON – A Dover, Mass. insurance broker was sentenced today in federal court in Boston in connection with filing fraudulent personal tax returns.
Anthony J. May, 62, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young to eight months in prison and one year of supervised release. In April 2017, May was convicted by a federal jury of two counts of filing false tax returns for 2008 and 2009.
May owned and operated Clients First Financial Insurance Agency, LLC, through which he sold life insurance products as a broker, and Advantage Life Settlements, LLC, through which he which he served as a broker for insured individuals looking to sell their personal life insurance policies to third party investors. May operated his businesses out of an office suite in Hingham where he also leased space to other independent insurance agents. May filed false 2006 through 2009 individual income tax returns that did not report $735,000 in income that he received from insurance commissions, broker fees and lease rental payments.
United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division; and Joel P. Garland, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation in Boston, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Victor A. Wild of Lelling’s Economic Crimes Unit and Trial Attorney Eric Powers of the Justice Department’s Tax Division prosecuted the case.