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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Newburgh Man Sentenced to 37 Months for Tax Fraud

ALBANY, NEW YORK – On November 10, 2014, TOMAS BURGOS, age 45, of Newburgh, New York, was sentenced by the Honorable Gary L. Sharpe to 37 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for filing a false claim with the Internal Revenue Service, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Shantelle P. Kitchen, Acting Special Agent-in-Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, New York Field Office. BURGOS was also ordered to pay restitution of $88,979.71. The sentence follows BURGOS’ July 7, 2014 guilty plea.

In connection with his guilty plea, BURGOS admitted that, on April 21, 2011, he submitted a fraudulent U.S. Income Tax Return for Estates and Trusts to the Internal Revenue Service. The return claimed, falsely, that the Tomas Burgos, Jr. Estate had received $900,000 in income for the 2010 tax year. In the return, BURGOS sought a refund of $300,000 from the Internal Revenue Service, based on the false claim that $300,000 of federal income tax was withheld from the $900,000 income. In fact, $300,000 of federal income tax had not been paid nor had $900,000 been received as income by the Tomas Burgos, Jr. Estate.

Special Agents with the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division investigated the case. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Geoffrey J.L. Brown and Wayne A. Myers.

Updated February 10, 2015