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Quincy Man Arrested for Hiding Over $10 Million in Corporate Income

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

BOSTON – A Quincy man was arrested yesterday in connection with his alleged involvement in filing false tax returns on behalf of his company that hid over $10 million in corporate income.

Su Nguyen, 60, was charged with aiding and assisting the filing of false tax returns. Nguyen was released on conditions following an initial appearance in federal court in Boston yesterday afternoon before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge M. Page Kelley.

According to the charging documents, between 2016 and 2020, Nguyen was the owner and operator of General Employment Services (GES), a temporary employment agency operating in Massachusetts. Clients paid GES by check for the work performed by GES employees. Nguyen deposited a small number of client checks in a bank account that Nguyen used for GES business and reported that income to the IRS. However, Nguyen allegedly cashed the majority of client checks at a check casher located in Worcester and used that cash on himself and to pay some employees’ wages. It is alleged that in total, Nguyen cashed over $10 million in client checks and did not report that income or the wages paid in cash to the IRS. By doing so, Nguyen and GES failed to pay over $2 million in taxes.  

Each count of aiding and assisting the filing of false tax returns provides for a sentence of up to three years in prison, up to one year of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case.

Acting United States Attorney Joshua S. Levy; Harry T. Chavis, Jr., Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation in Boston; and Jodi Cohen, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Division made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Markham of the Securities, Financial & Cyber Fraud Unit is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated October 31, 2023