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New Bedford Seafood Manager Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

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

BOSTON – A New Bedford seafood manager pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to failing to report $75,000 in earnings on his tax returns.


Orlando Cardoso, 44, of New Bedford, pleaded guilty to two counts of filing a false income tax return. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patti B. Saris scheduled sentencing for March 8, 2018.


Cardoso swore on his 2012 and 2013 tax returns that the only income he had received was from his employer. However, Cardoso had received over $75,000 in cash and checks from his employer’s supplier and failed to report the income on his tax returns.


The charge of filing a false income tax return provides for a sentence of no greater than three years in prison, one year of supervised release and a fine of $100,000.  Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.


Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb and Joel P. Garland, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigations in Boston, made the announcement.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen P. Heymann of Weinreb’s Economic Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case. 

Updated November 28, 2017