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Friday, March 9, 2018

New Bedford Seafood Manager Sentenced for Tax Evasion

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

Orlando Cardoso, 44, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patti B. Saris to one year of probation, 10 months of which will be served in home confinement. Judge Saris also ordered Cardoso to pay $24,998 in restitution to the United States government. In November 2017, Cardoso pleaded guilty to two counts of filing a false income tax return.

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.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling 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 Lelling’s Economic Crimes Unit prosecuted the case. 

Updated March 9, 2018