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Credit Repair Business Owner Sentenced To 30 Months In Prison For Tax Fraud

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

United States Attorney Gregory G. Brooker today announced the sentencing of JOSEPH ARNOLD MCGLYNN, JR., 33, former owner, CEO and President of McGlynn Marketing, LLC, d/b/a United Credit Consulting (“UCC”), to 30 months in prison for failing to account for and pay over employment taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”). MCGLYNN pleaded guilty on November 28, 2017, and was sentenced earlier today before Judge Ann D. Montgomery in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, Minn.

According to the defendant’s guilty plea and documents filed in court, between approximately 2009 and 2016, MCGLYNN was the owner, CEO and President of UCC, a credit repair service company located in Burnsville, Minnesota. MCGLYNN was responsible for ensuring that UCC’s Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Returns were filed and that employment taxes were paid. However, although MCGLYNN caused employment taxes to be withheld from the wages of UCC employees, he failed to pay over such taxes to the IRS for multiple quarters between April 30, 2014 and April 30, 2017. Instead, MCGLYNN 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, handbags and a boat. In total, MCGLYNN failed to pay to the IRS at least $159,157 in employment taxes.

This case is 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 prosecuted the case.


Defendant Information:                                                                                                                                                  


Burnsville, Minn.


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


  • 30 months in prison
  • Two years of supervised release
  • $ 159,157.26 in restitution





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United States Attorney’s Office, District of Minnesota: (612) 664-5600

Updated March 29, 2018