New Hartford Businessman Sentenced for Filing False Tax Returns
Penalties and Interest Add $284,000 to Tax Bill
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Dino Tucciarone, 57, of New Hartford, New York, was sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin, Jr. to serve a three (3) year term of probation and perform sixty (60) hours of community service, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian. The sentenced followed his May 18, 2016 guilty plea to one count of filing a false federal income tax return.
As part of his guilty plea, Tucciarone admitted that he owned and operated Disaster Services, Inc. in New Hartford, New York, and earned substantial income over and above what he reported on his personal federal income tax returns. The defendant admitted that he made material misrepresentations in his tax returns by substantially under reporting his income and tax liability for the years 2007, 2008 and 2009. The unreported income resulted in additional tax as well as penalties and interest due to the IRS totaling more than $284,000.00.
This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division, Syracuse, New York Resident Office, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ransom P. Reynolds.