Newton Landscaping Company Owner Sentenced for Tax Evasion
BOSTON – The owner of a Newton landscaping company was sentenced yesterday in connection with a scheme to underreport income on his business and personal tax returns.
Kevin Newman, 70, of Auburndale, the owner of Kevin Newman Landscape and Tree Inc., was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Patti B. Saris to 10 months in community confinement, two years of supervised release and 100 hours of community service. Newman was also ordered to pay a fine in the amount of $10,000 and restitution of $572,843 to the Internal Revenue Service. On April 9, 2021, Newman pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion.
For tax years 2015 through 2019, Newman underreported income and inflated expenses on his personal tax returns, and those his company filed, resulting in a tax loss of more than $671,812.
Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell and Ramsey E. Covington, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigations in Boston made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sara Miron Bloom of Mendell’s Securities, Financial & Cyber Fraud Unit prosecuted the case.