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Malden Man Sentenced To Jail For Tax Crimes

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
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BOSTON – A Malden man was sentenced today for tax crimes involving the filing of tax returns, and concealing income in the name of a deceased relative.

Mark R. Fisette, 54, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Denise J. Casper to 10 months in prison, one year of supervised release, and ordered to pay $125,780 in restitution to the IRS. In June 2014, Fisette pleaded guilty to tax evasion and four counts of filing false tax documents.

Fisette worked as a freelance photographer for various weekly and daily newspapers, and had not timely filed or paid his income taxes. When state and federal taxing authorities began collection efforts, including seizing a paycheck, Fisette provided the newspaper distributor with the name and Social Security number of a deceased relative for future payments for Fisette’s photography services. Fisette filed false income tax returns and a false financial statement which did not report the income he received in the dead relative’s name.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and William P. Offord, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation in Boston, made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Sandra S. Bower of Ortiz’s Economic Crimes Unit.

Updated December 15, 2014