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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 24, 2015

Portland Man Convicted on Federal Tax Charge

Contact: Richard W. Murphy
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Senthil Prabakaran, 42, of Portland, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge Nancy Torresen to two months in prison for failure to file his 2010 federal income tax return.  Prabakaran also was ordered to pay restitution to the Internal Revenue Service in the amount of $115,529.  He will be under the supervision of the Federal Probation Office for a year after his release, during which time he will be subject to home confinement for up to four months and required to perform up to 160 hours of community service.

Prabakaran was indicted in June of 2014 on three counts of failing to file federal tax returns for the years 2008, 2009 and 2010.  Court records reveal that Prabakaran agreed to plead guilty to one count of the indictment and to pay restitution relating to the tax due for all three years.  “As filing season comes to an end, it is important for citizens to have confidence that when they pay their taxes, their neighbors and co-workers are doing the same,” stated William Offord, IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge.  “The sentencing of Mr. Prabakaran sends a clear message that IRS Criminal Investigation, together with the Department of Justice, will investigate and prosecute those who violate our tax system.”

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Updated April 27, 2015