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Former Oneida County Man Arrested For Tax Fraud

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Dale J. Sexton (47), formerly of Barneveld, New York, was arrested this morning at his residence in Bradenton, Florida, for filing false income tax returns and for impeding the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in its administration of the internal revenue laws. Sexton was named last week as the sole defendant in an indictment that was unsealed today during his arraignment before a federal judge in Tampa, Florida, following his arrest. Sexton was released pending a trial, which will be scheduled later this year in Syracuse, New York.

The charges were announced by United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Shantelle P. Kitchen, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), Special Agent in Charge, New York Field Office.

The indictment alleges that, for tax years 2005 through 2008, Sexton concealed tens of thousands of dollars in income derived from various business interests and investments, and that Sexton filed false income tax returns and made false and misleading statements to the Internal Revenue Service when confronted about his taxable income and tax due and owing for these years. These false statements and false filings were allegedly made in Utica, New York, in the Northern District of New York. The charges filed against Sexton carry a maximum sentence of up to 3 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000.

The charges in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

This case is being investigated by IRS-CI (Syracuse), and it is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael F. Perry.

Updated April 21, 2016