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Northern District of New York

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

New Hartford Accountant Sentenced to 12 Months for Failure to File Tax Returns

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – James Becker, age 53, of New Hartford, New York, was sentenced today to 12 months in prison, to be followed by 1 year of supervised release, for failing to file his personal income tax returns for the years 2012-2015.  He also was ordered as part of the conditions of his supervised release to pay restitution to the Internal Revenue Service in the amount of $162,049.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Jonathan D. Larsen, Special Agent in Charge, New York Filed Office, IRS-Criminal Investigation.

James Becker, who operated Becker’s Accounting Services in Whitesboro, New York, pleaded guilty in June 2019 to four counts of failing to file his tax returns notwithstanding having gross income in excess of $100,000 in each of the tax years. 

This case was investigated by the IRS-Criminal Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael D. Gadarian.

Updated October 24, 2019