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Credit Repair Business Owner Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud Charges

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

Acting United States Attorney Gregory G. Brooker today announced the guilty plea of JOSEPH ARNOLD MCGLYNN, JR., 33, former owner, CEO and President of United Credit Consulting (“UCC”), for failing to account for and pay over employment taxes. MCGLYNN, JR., who was indicted on August 8, 2017, pleaded guilty yesterday before Judge Ann D. Montgomery in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, Minn.


According to the plea agreement and documents filed in court, while MCGLYNN, JR. was the owner, CEO and President of UCC, a credit repair service company located in Burnsville, Minn., MCGLYNN, JR. was responsible for ensuring that UCC’s Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Returns were filed and that employment taxes were paid. However, although MCGLYNN, JR. caused employment taxes to be withheld from the wages of UCC employees, he failed to pay over such taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”). Instead, MCGLYNN, JR. used the money to fund a lavish lifestyle, including luxury vacations, rentals of luxury vehicles, visits to strip clubs and purchases of luxury items such as jewelry and handbags. In total, MCGLYNN, JR. failed to pay to the IRS at least $159,157 in employment taxes.


The defendant’s wife and former employee of United Credit Consulting, TARA MARIE MCGLYNN, 32, pleaded guilty on January 17, 2017, to filing a false tax return.


Both cases are the result of an investigation conducted by the Criminal Investigation Division of the IRS and the United States Postal Inspection Service.


Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle E. Jones is prosecuting the cases.



Defendant Information:



Burnsville, Minn.



  • Willful failure to account for and pay over employment taxes, 2 counts




Eden Prairie, Minn.



  • Filing a false tax return, 1 count






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Updated November 30, 2017