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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Drywaller Sentenced In Tax Evasion Scam

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BOSTON - A Waltham man was sentenced today for a tax evasion scam in connection with his drywalling and plastering business.

Paul Landry, 47, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf to three months in a halfway house, six months home detention, three years of probation, a $3,000 fine, and nearly $200,000 in restitution to the IRS. In February 2012, Landry pleaded guilty to three counts of tax evasion. At the hearing, Judge Wolf explained that he was not sentencing Landry to jail time because of Landry’s declining health and his record of good works in his community.

Landry, a drywall and plastering company owner from Waltham, who owns and operates P.L. Drywall, Inc., falsified tax returns in 2004-2006, failing to report more than $900,000 of income during that period, and failing to pay nearly $200,000 in federal income taxes. In addition, when Landry was being interviewed by an IRS inspector he lied about his income in an effort to conceal the crime.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and John G. Collins, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation in Boston, made the announcement today. The case was prosecuted by former Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Levenson and current Assistant U.S. Attorney John T. McNeil of Ortiz’s Criminal Division.

Updated December 15, 2014